After years of anonymity, one of China’s leading dissident cartoonists has revealed his identity to the BBC.
The Australia-based artist whose work satirises China’s one-party rule explains why, despite threats, he is choosing the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy Tiananmen protests to reveal his identity.
Part of the coverage surrounding Badiucao this week has been the story of his failed attempt to convince Twitter to use one of his cartoons as the basis for an emoji on and around the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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He is from today urging cartoonist everywhere to join him in pressing Twitter on their apparent capitulation to China and to ensure that a "Tank Man" emoji is added to their platform.