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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...

Big 2010 Stories Hushed, but Not Forgotten

China Media Project’s Ying Chan summarizes the major news stories in China in 2010 and the limits on Chinese journalists’ ability to reflect on the news: The first hints of trouble for news retrospectives and similar...

Xu Youyu (徐友渔): The Spirit of Tiananmen is Strong

Xu Youyu (徐友渔), professor and researcher at Philosophy Institute of The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), who has spoken about the democracy movement in China recently this year, writes for the Guardian about the June...

The Democracy Movement since 1989

Global Voices translates excerpts of presentations by intellectuals who gathered in Beijing to discuss the past twenty years of the democracy movement, posted by Oiwan Lam. The seminar started with a moment of silence, paying...

Is There Any Point in Taking on the Communist Party?

Richard Spencer writes in his Telegraph blog: Prof Xu [Xu Youyu (徐友渔)] said he was deeply pessimistic about the future. He acknowledged the point that there were leaders now in high office who had very similar experiences to his...



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