Tag Archives: Tiananmen Square

  • Hong Kong protesters defy ban, rally to remember Tiananmen

    Tens of thousands of people across Hong Kong lit candles and chanted democracy slogans on Thursday to commemorate China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, defying a ban against gathering as tensions seethed over a planned new security law. ...

  • Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash in wake of coronavirus

    An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation, people familiar with the paper told Reuters. ...

  • 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. ...