Well-known U.S. Chinese language newspaper, the World Journal, recently reported that, right before June 4, a U.S. CBS reporter interviewed random Chinese people in the streets of Beijing. He entered the tightly controlled Tiananmen Square area asking young people about their knowledge of the Tank Man. The reporter also showed people the world-famous photo of the Tank Man blocking the path of the communist tanks on June 4, 1989. Most of the Chinese people questioned had no idea who the Tank man was. The local police ended up detaining the CBS reporter for about six hours. BBC reporters also did similar street interviews using the Tank Man photo. Most people interviewed did not know anything about the Tank Man. However, some appeared to know but refused to admit it.
Source: World Journal, June 5, 2019