US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivers a speech at a public rally outside the Capitol Building on Tuesday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Nectar Gan

For Pelosi, it’s personal: US House Speaker meets Tiananmen survivors, blasts China’s ‘moral injustices’

  • Nancy Pelosi’s long-standing advocacy of human rights in China includes a commemorative trip to the square in 1991
  • The US must remember the protesters, she says, ‘because China still shamefully tries to hide the history of the atrocity it inflicted on its own people’
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivers a speech at a public rally outside the Capitol Building on Tuesday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Nectar Gan
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From left to right: Wayne Chan of the Hong Kong Independence Union, Baggio Leung of the Hong Kong National Front and Tony Chung of Student Localism at a June 4 forum on Sunday at the University of Hong Kong. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong pro-independence activists question value of annual June 4 vigil to commemorate crackdown at Tiananmen Square

  • Activists tell forum it is better to learn from failure of pro-democracy campaign than to remember it every year
  • Student localism partly blamed for event’s declining turnout
Topic |   June 4 vigil in Hong Kong

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From left to right: Wayne Chan of the Hong Kong Independence Union, Baggio Leung of the Hong Kong National Front and Tony Chung of Student Localism at a June 4 forum on Sunday at the University of Hong Kong. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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