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Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Why We All Want to Change the World (And Why We Often Fail)

Maya Mathias | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Maya Mathias

On a week when the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, I wonder about the connection between our individual perceptions versus the collective reality of what humanity wants to change.

Tiananmen, Kissinger, Alibaba and the 40 Million Thieves

Greg Autry | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Greg Autry

Twenty-five years ago -- June 4, 1989 -- China's People's Liberation Army gunned down thousands of defenseless civilians gathered for peaceful prote...

25 Years After Tiananmen, Who Has Changed Whom?

Scott Paul | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Scott Paul

Shame on China's regime. But shame on us, as well. Why? Because the United States laid significant groundwork for the formation of the modern, post-Tiananmen Chinese police state. And our culpability can be spelled out in four letters: PNTR (Permanent Normalized Trade Relations)

Howard Fineman

Obama Makes Rare Mention Of Tiananmen On 25th Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland, President Barack Obama eloquently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the dawn of modern democracy in...

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 Tightens Security On Eve Of Tiananmen Anniversary

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing put additional police on the streets and detained government critics Tuesday as part of a security crackdown on the eve of th...

Remembering The Tiananmen Square Massacre, 25 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

On June 4, 1989, thousands of Chinese troops stormed Beijing's Tiananmen Square, violently ending a peaceful student-led protest that had been calling...

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 ...

China's Experiment with Democracy

ChinaFile | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
ChinaFile

If we compare electoral competitive democracy with deliberative democracy, the former undermines one-party domination, so the [Chinese Communist] Party is afraid of it. But deliberative democracy lets people add their voices to concrete policies, which makes government more responsible and accountable, without challenging the CCP. That is one of the fundamental reasons the 18th Party Congress emphasized that deliberative democracy is important for China. It involves people in the decision making process but does not change the power structure.

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...

Mallika Rao

Artist In Hong Kong May Have Been Attacked For Speaking Out Ahead Of Tiananmen Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts

The flashy traveling art festival Art Basel that ended in Hong Kong last week served as a high-profile showcase for the work of Lee Wen, an artist fro...

China Detains Journalist Ahead Of Tiananmen Square Anniversary

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media

BEIJING (AP) — A veteran journalist who was among prominent intellectuals jailed during China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has been detained ju...

China Arrests Rights Activists Ahead Of Tiananmen Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, May 6 (Reuters) - China on Tuesday detained five rights activists, three lawyers and a rights group said, aft...

Photo Goes Viral On Tiananmen Square Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, commemorated every year on June 4 or -- due to stringent censorship efforts by the 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.

Choices, Choices

Amy Wu | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Amy Wu

The gathering and miniature Goddess of Democracy are the small, but not so subtle signs of freedom that are to be cherished and coveted while still here. They are also reminders of what is not possible across the border in Mainland China.

Chinese Activists Call On People To Wear Black To Remember Tiananmen Massacre

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 08.03.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Activists in China are taking to social media to urge the public to wear black on the 24th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on ...

'I Forgive Them': On the 23rd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989

Chai Ling | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Chai Ling

Two decades ago, the Chinese government's crackdown in Tiananmen Square left hundreds of my fellow students dead. Since then a new generation has grown up in China, and many of them are kept in the dark about what happened on this day in China's history.

China's Pro-Democracy Progress In Question On Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Posted 08.03.2011 | World

In what has come to be seen as a year of emotional upheaval, China's pro-democracy movement continues -- but only on the fringes of society. As Ch...

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.

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...

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.

Clinton Pressures China On Eve Of Tiananmen Square Anniversary

CNN | Elise Labott CNN State Department Producer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Twenty years after China's bloody crackdown on demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the United States is urging the government to come to ter...

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.

Tiananmen Square: Foreign Reporters Barred By China On Eve Of Anniversary

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A massive police presense ringed China's iconic Tiananmen Square on Thursday, the 20th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-demo...