Tag Archives: Tiananmen Square

  • 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. ...

  • Dalai Lama marks Tiananmen anniversary, calls for democracy in China

    Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing by urging China to embrace democracy and, offering prayers for the protest "martyrs". ...

  • Hu Jintao takes personal charge of fight against Charter 08

    There is little chance that the Chinese government can snuff out Charter 08, the most serious intellectual challenge to the Communist Party since the student-led protests of 1989, ...