1989 protests

A Brief Timeline of Student Protests in China since 1989

June 4, 2022 marked the 33rd anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on protesters to suppress the student-led Tiananmen Movement of 1989. In the following decades, student activism in mainland China never ceased, despite...

Full Transcript Interview: Jeremy Brown on June Fourth

This is the full transcript, edited lightly for grammar and clarity, of an interview with Jeremy Brown, a historian at Simon Fraser University, on his book “June Fourth: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of...

Interview: Jeremy Brown on June Fourth

In China, 2021 has been a year for the history books or, more precisely, their revision. In March, the launch of a hotline to report “historical nihilism” presaged a broader campaign against challenges to the Party’s version of...

LinkedIn Censors Tiananmen Content, Again

When Microsoft’s LinkedIn launched a simplified Chinese webpage for Chinese users in 2014, it admitted it would follow Beijing’s censorship directives. It did so with a gusto that surprised even those who had engineered the...

Commemorations of June 4 Influenced by COVID, U.S. Protests

On the 31st anniversary of the June 4, 1989 military crackdown around Tiananmen Square, much of the world was focused on other topics, notably the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racism protests in the United States. But within...

Former Premier Li Peng Dies

Xinhua has announced the death of former premier Li Peng at the age of 91 (age 90 according to the...

Remembering June 4th

This post was co-authored with Samuel Wade. The approach of the 30th anniversary of the 1989...

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