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.
Policy say almost 1000 people joined annual June 4 Tiananmen Square remembrance march in Hong Kong Sunday afternoon, as some pan-democrat legislators travelled to Shenzhen for dialogue with mainland officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs on political reform.
Demonstrators in this year’s annual march ahead of the June 4 vigil will end their route at the liaison office of the central government in Hong Kong, a symbolic destination at which they intend to express their hope for a more democratic China.31 May 2015 - 12:47pm 8 comments
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.22 Oct 2014 - 11:33am 3 comments
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
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, 19895 Jun 2014 - 7:29am 8 comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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