Badiucao honors the 1989 protests. His interpretation of Tiananmen Gate is flanked by the Goddess of Democracy statue, erected by protesters 25 years ago. Hidden behind the Mao portrait is a tank, similar to those used to open fire on protesters on June 4, 1989. For more on the protests and subsequent crackdown, see China Digital Times’ series of original news articles, posted chronologically.
(“The Truth Behind” by Badiucao for China Digital Times)