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Remembering “That Year,” 24 Years Later

Twenty-four years after army troops rolled into the streets of Beijing and opened fire on protesters, the government is still working to erase the history of 1989, while activists are struggling to keep memories alive. In the...

Tiananmen Father Hangs Himself in Protest

Ya Weilin, the 73-year-old father of a man shot in the head during the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, hanged himself in Beijing last week in protest at the government’s failure to recognise the issue. From the Associated Press:...

China Issues Warning to Major Partners of Google

As the conflict between Google and the Chinese government continues without resolution, authorities have stepped up their warning to the company by reminding its web partners that they must continue with censorship even if...

Cui Weiping: Why Do We Need to Talk About June 4th?

During Mother’s Day weekend on May 10th, a number of intellectuals in Beijing organized a seminar discussing 20 years of the democracy movement in China. The seminar started with a moment of silence, paying tribute to the...

Fighting For Victims Of Tiananmen

From Toronto Star: His portrait hangs on the living room wall, where he is forever smiling, sturdy – and 17. His ashes are kept in a wooden cabinet just below. On it, his father has inscribed: “In these short 17 years, you...

Jonathan Ansfield: The Tiananmen Paper

From Newsweek Magazine: It’s bad news for a mainland newspaper to let something slip about the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. Really bad news. The news only tends to get worse when the slip-up occurs at a time as delicate as now,...

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