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Ding Zilin

Tiananmen Mothers activist Ding Zilin calls for understanding from Hong Kong

Tiananmen Mothers founder Ding Zilin explained yesterday why she did not favour the patriotic slogan proposed by organisers of Hong Kong's June 4 vigil, even as she acknowledged that she thought the city's autonomy advocates - who first criticised the slogan - were being

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 4:20am

'Love China' or not? Alliance split in row over slogan for June 4 vigil

Organisers of the annual June 4 candlelight vigil in Victoria Park have decided not to use a patriotic slogan criticised as stupid by the founder of a group for victims of the 1989 crackdown.

1 Jun 2013 - 11:40am 5 comments

Activists under security watch

Mainland authorities have imposed what they are calling 'wartime' security measures in some sensitive parts of Beijing, as surveillance is stepped up on dissident families of victims of the bloody 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, to prevent public commemoration of China's most sensitive anniversary.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tiananmen father commits suicide after decades of 'injustice'

An elderly man hanged himself last week in the run-up to the 23rd anniversary of the June 4, Tiananmen Square crackdown, after growing desperate from what he and others called years of 'injustice'.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rita Fan refuses to apologise over June 4 comments

Ding Zilin, an advocate for parents who lost their children in the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, yesterday denounced Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai's refusal to apologise over her description of the event as 'unfortunate'.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Police shadow families, activists

Mainland activists and the families of victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown yesterday marked 22 years since the crushing of pro-democracy protests amid heightened security, police harassment and an escalating clampdown on dissent.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Clampdown by Beijing ahead of anniversary

Tiananmen Square was sealed off last night as Beijing police sought to smother any commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the bloody June 4, 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

4 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


'For the first time, I feel blessed that I am old - too old to have been taught by Ma Lik'

- Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee. Mr Lik used to teach at her old school, St Francis' Canossian College

'Facts written in blood cannot be twisted by lies. Luckily, we still have many eyewitnesses from Tiananmen who have not died yet'

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Impeach Ma Lik, urge Tiananmen victims' families

Plea to NPC over June 4 claims

Pressure continued to mount yesterday against NPC deputy Ma Lik, with families of those killed in the Tiananmen crackdown calling on the national legislature to impeach him for saying the 1989 incident was 'not a massacre'.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tiananmen Mothers seek negotiated resolution over crackdown

Relatives of victims of the 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square yesterday renewed their calls for authorities to resolve the June 4 incident in an open and legal way.

30 May 2006 - 12:00am