Tag Archives: Tiananmen Square

  • Zhao Ziyang, who opposed Tiananmen crackdown, is finally buried

    A former Chinese Communist Party leader ousted after he opposed the use of force to quell 1989 democracy protests was buried over a decade after he died, his family said. ...

  • China’s celebrations to mark 70 years of the People’s Republic

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will oversee a massive military parade through central Beijing on 1 October to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. ...

  • Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

    Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that “the situation will not develop as you wish” a day before he announced martial law. ...

  • Beyond Beijing: 1989 in Changsha

    Thirty years ago, the CCP’s army massacred peaceful demonstrators on Tian’anmen square, putting an end to a nationwide protest movement. Andréa Worden remembers 1989 in Changsha and Beijing. ...

  • Silence, US tensions mark Tiananmen 30th anniversary in China

    Beijing marked 30 years since the deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Tuesday with a wall of silence and extra security, as the anniversary turned into a diplomatic slugfest with the US. ...

  • On 30th anniversary, China says Tiananmen crackdown was ‘correct’ policy

    China on Sunday defended the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on student protesters in a public acknowledgement of the event, days before its 30th anniversary, saying it was the "correct" policy. ...

  • Tibetans and Chinese mark 30-year anniversary of Tiananmen protests

    In the run-up to mark the 30th anniversary of the protests and the subsequent killings on 4 June 1989, Tibetan and Chinese activists spoke on various aspects of the historic event. ...

  • China issues book commemorating reformist leader Hu Yaobang

    President Xi Jinping and other top Chinese leaders gathered Friday to commemorate reformist leader Hu Yaobang, whose death catalyzed the 1989 pro-democracy protest movement that was brutally crushed in Beijing. ...

  • Thousands rally in Hong Kong for Tiananmen vigil

    A park in central Hong Kong turned into a sea of candles Thursday as tens of thousands gathered to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown. ...

  • China ‘sentences three to death’ for Tiananmen attack

    Three people were sentenced to death Monday over a suicide car crash in Beijing's symbolic heart Tiananmen Square, state-run media said, in China's latest move against militants from East Turkistan. ...