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  1. News - Hong Kong

    LIVE BLOG: Tiananmen Square 25th anniversary vigil in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:53pm by Tanna Chong, Tony Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Johnny Tam

    ... and a torch is lit in the memory of the slain protesters.   LIVE UPDATES 11.40pm More than two hundred protesters, the majority appearing to be university students holding banners of their student ... minutes. Policemen, also numbering in the hundreds, appeared to have allowed the protesters to go on after failing to stop them. The protesters moved slowly from Victoria Park, chanting slogans ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - JUNE 4

    'Tiananmen has been an ongoing trauma for me': HK activists recall pain of June 4 protests

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:34am by Gary Cheung

    ... the tragedy.” Lam, now a family doctor, was one of 30 students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong who delivered money raised by the student union to those protesting for democratic reform ...

  3. News - China

    Twenty-five years after his death, Hu Yaobang still remembered as pragmatic reformist

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 08:15pm by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Twenty-five years after his death, Hu Yaobang is still remembered by many, even including some of his former foes, as one of the most popular Communist Party leaders for his pragmatic reform policies and humanistic, liberal- ...

  4. News - China

    Lawyer held for marking anniversary of Tiananmen protests allowed to see attorneys

    Posted May 08th 2014, 05:36pm by Staff Reporter

    ... of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square has been allowed to see his own legal representatives. Pu Zhiqiang was being held at the Beijing No 1 Detention Centre and was in good health, ... during the trial of the "counter-revolutionary" Gang of Four in 1980 following the Cultural Revolution. Pu, who took part in the Tiananmen pro-democracy protests in 1989, was detained ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    June 4 museum opens amid protests and threat of lawsuit

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Tsim Sha Tsui exhibition sees international media and mainland visitors June 4 museum opens amid protests, lawsuit Supporters of the bloody June 4 crackdown in Tiananmen Square protested as the world's first permanent museum devoted to the 1989 democracy movement opened in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Despite the protests and threats ...

  6. News - China

    The man who questioned Mao: Hu Yaobang's colleagues look back

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Hu Yaobang, the liberal leader whose death sparked the Tiananmen Square protests, encouraged the public to reassess Maoist dogma The man who questioned Mao After ... efforts. The greatest achievement of Hu Yaobang- the country's liberal leader whose death sparked the massive Tiananmen protests of 1989- was to clear millions of political victims of false ...


    Beijing deports artist detained in Tiananmen anniversary crackdown

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:41am

    ... a former protester in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, had been detained for fraudulently obtaining a visa. Guo told members of the media awaiting his arrival at Sydney Airport on Tuesday he ... remembrance. Guo was studying art in Beijing when he was swept into the 1989 student protests and witnessed the military crackdown that began on the night of June 3, 1989. Suppression of discussions ...

  8. Infographics - News - ANNIVERSARY

    Voices from Tiananmen: Eyewitnesses look back to the spring of 1989

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:59pm by Patrick Boehler and staff reporters

    ... Patrick Boehler and staff reporters June 4, 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of a brutal military crackdown on pro-democracy protests led by students and residents in Beijing. Hundreds of people were killed and many more were wounded when People's Liberation Army units rolled into Tiananmen Square, ending more than a month of peaceful protests seeking political reforms. ...


    China lawyers demand access to activists detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 07:49pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Rights lawyers demonstrate over denied access to clients detained in advance of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square military action against protesters ... Square military suppression of protesters. Prominent rights lawyer Li Fangping said the attorneys staged an overnight protest starting on Friday outside the Zhengzhou city police bureau after ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist to be deported after detention in Beijing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:35am

    ... in Beijing before the 25th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown will be deported after 15 days in custody, Australia said on Friday. Guo Jian, a former protester in the 1989 ... protests at the time and witnessed the military crackdown that began on the night of June 3 that year. Discussions of the protest and its military suppression are taboo in China, and authorities ...




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