Tank Man

Tiananmen 25: Tight Controls On Square and Online

The weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Wednesday were marked by an unprecedented campaign of detentions, house arrests, forced or restricted travel, intimidation and surveillance. Those...

Personal History: A June Deserter

In the run-up to last’s week’s 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, the following essay quietly circulated in the Chinese blogosphere, written by an anonymous author calling himself Deserter. Via...

Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen

As the June 4th Tiananmen demonstrations approaches, several stories have reappeared about the Tank Man. The New York Times documents and reviews the photos taken of the “Tank Man” that have become iconic outside of...

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