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Tiananmen Square Anniversary

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...

History Matters: Remembering Tiananmen (and Abu Ghraib)

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leah Anthony Libresco

In twenty years, will the iconic image of Tiananmen Square be in Chinese textbooks? Will the iconic image of Abu Ghraib be in ours?

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...