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Tiananmen Anniversary Makes Money Transfers in China Trickier

Users of one of China’s most-popular Internet messaging services couldn’t transfer money in amounts with numbers linked to the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown in the run up to Thursday’s 26th anniversary of the 1989 event.

Attempts in Beijing to transfer money values containing “64” -- a reference to the June 4 date when soldiers and tanks dispersed pro-democracy demonstrators -- and “89” via Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat app were unsuccessful on Wednesday night.