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June 4th protests

June 4th protests

June 4 marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest which in 1989 saw student-led demonstrations against the Communist government over several months in Beijing. The crackdown itself became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre after China's leaders ordered the military to enforce martial law by sending troops in to remove the demonstrators. An unconfirmed number of unarmed civilians were killed in the crackdown. Estimated death toll goes from several hundred to several thousand.

Tiananmen Square protests veteran Chen Ziming dies in Beijing

Chen Ziming, the veteran pro-democracy activist and one of the leading figures in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died, a close friend said.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014, 11:33am 3 comments

Deng Xiaoping exhibit in Hong Kong may touch on June 4 crackdown

An exhibition on the life of late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping may touch on the June 4 incident, an event organiser has suggested.

12 Aug 2014 - 3:11am 1 comment

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

Follow the latest news as thousands gather in Victoria Park for a candlelight vigil to remember those killed in the bloody crackdown of June 4, 1989

5 Jun 2014 - 7:29am 8 comments

Hu Yaobang's pilgrims remember reform efforts in lead-up to Tiananmen tragedy

Ma Jijun, an accountant from Shengzhou in Zhejiang province, bowed three times in front of the triangular tombstone before laying at its base a clutch of daisies.

He had travelled 650 kilometres to Gongqingcheng, in Jiangxi, for Ching Ming, the grave-sweeping festival, to honour Hu Yaobang, the late party general secretary whose life and death transformed China.

13 Apr 2014 - 7:53am

June 4 museum: 800 sq ft and a plan to 'change society'

It may be one of the smallest museums around, but the curator of the world's first June 4 memorial exhibition is confident it can have an impact far beyond its modest 800 sq ft when it opens later this month.

11 Apr 2014 - 5:13pm

Owners threaten legal action over world's first June 4 museum

Property owners of a commercial tower in Tsim Sha Tsui will seek legal advice on whether the opening of a memorial museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square crackdown would violate the building's rules.

10 Apr 2014 - 4:37am

Building's owners object to Tiananmen Square museum over fears of trouble

Political considerations are behind property owners' objections to a June 4 museum in a Tsim Sha Tsui commercial building, the South China Morning Post has learned.

8 Apr 2014 - 5:27pm

June 4 museum in legal threat ahead of opening

The group behind the world's first museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square crackdown - due to open in Hong Kong this month - has been warned that it may be violating property deeds.

7 Apr 2014 - 4:54am 3 comments

The complexities of setting up a June 4 exhibit in Hong Kong

Is an office deed dispute over a June 4 exhibition another case of political interference, negligence by an anti-Beijing group - or both?

7 Apr 2014 - 2:40am 3 comments

Activist jailed 18 months for June 4 protest bid

A Jiangsu court has sentenced a man to 18 months in jail for applying to hold a protest on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, his lawyer said.

25 Mar 2014 - 4:09am

Activist's bid to overturn June 4 vigil punishment fails in Guangzhou

Li Weiguo, 43, was detained for 15 days on charges of inciting an illegal gathering after he filed an application to hold a candlelight vigil and march in the provincial capital on June 4.

23 Jan 2014 - 3:56am

Museum on June 4 incident in works

Tourists from the mainland will be able to find out more about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown when the world's first permanent memorial museum on the incident opens in Hong Kong in April.

22 Dec 2013 - 4:51am 1 comment

China needs more people like Zhu Rongji

The deft handling of protesters in Shanghai by Zhu Rongji after the June 4 crackdown helped avert bloodshed and catapulted him into the central leadership.

17 Aug 2013 - 2:52am 6 comments

Love of people and country is intrinsic to June 4 rally

As the rain hammered down and the sky was punctured by lightning, it did not deter the many thousands of stout-hearted Hong Kong people who squeezed into Victoria Park on Tuesday to commemorate the June 4 massacre of democracy protesters in Beijing.

8 Jun 2013 - 2:11am 3 comments

Hong Kong should focus on economic co-operation: Leung

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday urged Hongkongers to stop wrangling over political issues and focus on forging closer economic ties with the Pearl River Delta and other parts of the mainland.

6 Jun 2013 - 3:47am 1 comment