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China Launches Massive Crackdown On Dissent For Tiananmen Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

* Elderly mother of Tiananmen victim closely monitored * Security high for 25th anniversary of bloody crackdown * Chines...

Commemorating 'May 35th' In China

China Digital Times | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

User Generated, Censor-Chosen Keywords on China’s Weibo “Sensitive words” are those terms which are liable to be blocked on the Chinese I...

China's Grim Reality 25 Years After Tiananmen Square

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.31.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — When visiting friends in China's capital, environmental activist Wu Lihong must slip away from his rural home before sunrise, before ...

Howard Fineman

What Tiananmen Square?

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

BEIJING –- Twenty-five years ago, anti-government protesters were gathering force in a movement that would end in a bloody crackdown on June 4, 1989...

Police Arrest 5 On Suspicion Of Terrorism In Tiananmen Car Crash

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — Police announced Wednesday the arrests of five people in connection with this week's suicide car crash in the heart of Chi...

A Year for Human Rights in China

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Desmond Tutu

As we approach the 25th anniversary of China's crackdown in Tiananmen Square, world leaders have the opportunity to distinguish themselves from leaders of the past who, for the sake of economic progress or in the name of "national security," have turned a blind eye to atrocities committed by Chinese leaders against their own citizenry.

Liu Xiaobo's Poetry To Be Published In English

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The first English-language collection of poetry written by 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is set for publication. The collection, entitled "June Fourth Elegies," will be translated by the poet Jeffrey Yang.

A Loyalist and a Tiananmen General Win China's Peace and Harmony Awards

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

In a typically sour grapes gesture, China has invented its own peace prize. The ceremony, held on December 9th, is a day ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize function honoring jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Memories of a Goddess

Steve Futterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Futterman

It stood for one week, but 20 years after its birth and death, the Goddess of Democracy endures as a lasting symbol.

Tiananmen Square 1989 and China in Turmoil

Joe Merlino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Merlino

2009-06-04-merlino_tian_fp.jpgI happened to be traveling in China during May and June of 1989.

Kristof's Monument to Passivism On Tiananmen Sq Aniversary

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Browner Hamlin

Unfortunately, what Nick Kristof does today is ensure that his readers will continue to ignore the moral imperative to help people achieve freedom and democracy.

Forgetting June 4th

Lauren Hilgers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lauren Hilgers

Censored in Chinese media and left out of official histories, there has been little to keep memory of Tiananmen Square going.

Twenty Years Later, Still Calling for Freedom in China

Rep. Nancy Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Nancy Pelosi

The United States Congress says to the people of China and freedom-loving people everywhere: Your cause is our cause. We will never forget, and we will continue to push for freedom.

Rebuilding China's Moral Foundation by Telling the Truth About Tiananmen

Xiao Qiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Xiao Qiang

Without a basic grounding in the truth about Tiananmen, there is no moral foundation for China's rise. The Chinese government must come to terms with its own history.

China Tiananmen Anniversary Gets Fresh State Crackdown

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and JEREMIAH MARQUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — In Tiananmen Square, police were ready to pounce at the first sign of protest. In Hong Kong, a sea of candles flickered in the hands o...

From China's Migrant Workers, Silence on Tiananmen

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

While the Tiananmen anniversary reverberates across Western media, for the migrant worker community of China, the day will pass almost ignored.

Tiananmen's Enduring Challenge

Wang Dan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wang Dan

The central causes the Tiananmen generation took up remain unresolved: corruption, workers' rights, free speech and the need for government reform to address the needs of China's 1.3 billion people.

Clinton To China: Tiananmen Should Be Acknowledged

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged China to publicly account for those killed in the suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests 20 year...

Remembering Tiananmen Square (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Twenty years ago, a lone young man blocked the path of Chinese military tanks attempting to interrupt protests in China's Tiananmen Square. Today, Chi...

The Legacy of Tiananmen for Chinese Politics

Susan Shirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Shirk

The Party has devised a formula for survival based on the lessons from the Tiananmen experience: Prevent large-scale protests, avoid public leadership splits and keep the military loyal to the Party.

Tiananmen Anniversary: Chinese Dissident Wu Gaoxing Arrested

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement approaching, government security agents have detained a noted Chinese dissid...

China: Tiananmen's Unhealed Wounds (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

By Minky Worden Twenty years after the Chinese army killed untold numbers of unarmed civilians in Beijing and other cities on and around June 3-4, 19...

Tiananmen Square Remembered, An Eye-Witness Account

The Independent | Mary Dejevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Twenty years ago, a peaceful student protest in China's capital sparked a massacre that was broadcast across the globe. But did it really change anyth...

Tiananmen Square, 20 Years Later: News, Photos And Video From Around The World (六四事件)

Huffington Post | David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some call it the "Tiananmen Square Massacre," others say the "Tiananmen Square Crackdown," and in China it is known merely as an "incident," the "June...

Beijing: Car Catches Fire With 3 Inside, Possible Act Of Self-Immolation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A passenger car at an intersection near Beijing's Tiananmen Square caught fire Wednesday with three people inside, police said, in wha...