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Tienanmen Square

Looking at Hong Kong from My Personal Memories of Tiananmen Square

Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā) | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā)

A terrible irony is that, seen in the relatively short term of 25 years, the Tiananmen Square event didn't help the cause of China's progress to democracy, but seems to have led the government to take China to an opposite extreme. One possibility is that Hong Kong protestors will be compelled to give in if the region is to function at all, and the cycle of post-1989 China will repeat itself with more restrictions and less freedom.

Why Xi Should Give In (But Probably Won't)

Rory Truex | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Rory Truex

Recent accounts suggest that both sides are growing impatient. Tiananmen II seems unlikely, but even a single death would go viral, and could be enough to tip public opinion decisively against the regime. Ignoring the protesters might do more damage than simply appeasing them.

5 Lessons From A Tiananmen Square Protest Leader For Occupy Wall Street

Chai Ling | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Chai Ling

Before Occupy Wall Street was "Occupy Tiananmen Square." I was there leading the student-fueled movement, and today I see glimpses of early Tiananmen in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Hugo Chávez: The Reign of Error Continues

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Venezuela has allied itself to such throwbacks as Russia, China, and even Iran. These alliances have made a muddle out of Chávez's politics and led the leader into taking morally objectionable stands.

American TienAnMen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Danziger

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...