Vancouver and Melbourne (Toronto Star) — The rogue cartoonist known only as Badiucao didn’t learn about the Tiananmen Massacre in school, from family or even on the internet. It was a pirated romance movie that set him on a path to celebrity and self-exile.
As a law student in Shanghai, Badiucao had never heard of the bloody crackdown. One evening in 2006, when he and his classmates were sitting around a computer to watch a flick from Taiwan, they found that a documentary had been recorded over part of it.
“Out of the blue, the movie turned into something different. None of us thought it was real,” Badiucao told Star Vancouver. “We were shocked.”
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