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Tiananmen Square


Hong Kong jails Tiananmen Square vigil activists

September 15, 2021 6:17 pm

The June 4 event vigil has been banned over the past two years, with officials citing security fears and the coronavirus pandemic.

Group behind Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigil denies foreign ties

September 05, 2021 2:16 pm

Police notified the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China last month it was under investigation for working for foreign interests, an accusation it denied.

China celebrates centenary of Communist Party at Tiananmen Square

July 01, 2021 7:30 am

In a televised address from Tiananmen Square, Xi said China had achieved its centenary goal of building "a moderately prosperous society."

Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary

June 04, 2021 5:27 pm

In past years, tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park to honor the victims who died when China's military put down student-led pro-democracy protests on June 4, 1989, killing hundreds if not thousands.

Tiananmen anniversary: Candlelight vigil banned, organisers arrested

June 04, 2021 4:49 pm

Ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the massacre this year, authorities in Hong Kong have announced that any rally or public demonstration on June 4 will be deemed an unauthorised assembly.

China defends Tiananmen Square crackdown as 'fully correct'

June 04, 2020 5:42 pm

Answering a spate of questions on the protests, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian termed the Tiananmen Square protests as a "political disturbance".

Tiananmen anniversary marked by crackdown, Hong Kong vigil ban

June 04, 2020 10:26 am

Despite the ban on the vigil, the Asian financial hub was bracing for "pop-up" protests of the type that raged around the city during months of anti-government protests last year.

Tiananmen Square 'Tank Man' photographer Charlie Cole dies at 64

September 14, 2019 1:50 pm

On 5 June 1989, Cole was one of the four photographers who captured the image of a solitary man, who had stopped in front of a line of tanks and armoured vehicles.

Chinese activists seek UN investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

June 17, 2019 7:13 am

"We request the HRC investigate the gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms committed by the Chinese government during its military assault on peaceful protests," they said in statement.

May Fourth: A centenary that makes China both proud and nervous

May 06, 2019 9:19 pm

What was the movement of May Fourth, and why does China's government feel compelled to underline the supremacy of the party on its centenary?


Tiananmen Square in 1989 and now

June 04, 2014 2:28 pm

China allows no public discussion of the events of June 3-4, 1989, when soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed protesters.