* Myth: Profile picture caption: Shen Tong in New York﹐ Shen Tong at the offices of his software company VFinity, New York City. Photograph: Anna Schori
Fact: The picture was taken on the fire escape (“balcony” – which almost every Soho building has on the front of the buildings) outside my apartment, right above Broadway.
* Myth: Shen had been accepted to do a masters in biology at Brandeis University in Massachusetts
Fact: Shen Tong was accepted as 3rd year undergraduate student by Brandeis to continue his study at Beijing University
* Myth: a misprint in “A completely self-righteous totalitarian regime is much worse than a technocrat-run authoritarian regime justifying its legitimacy by some means that’s close to human life, such as economic development.”
Fact: What Shen Tong said was “… totalitarian regime is much worse than a technocrat-run authoritarian regime…” The Guardian Website corrected the mis-print on May 10th.
Tiananmen: Twenty years on, the flame burns on
This article was first published on guardian.co.uk at 00.01 BST on Sunday 3 May 2009. It appeared in the Observer on Sunday 3 May 2009 on p6 of the Features section. It was last updated at 16.56 BST on Sunday 10 May 2009.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/03/tiananmen-square-anniversary-china-protest (there are half dozen other profiles in the same feature last Sun).