Advertisements
//
archives

Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

This tag is associated with 12 posts

Hong Kong college students take the lead in fighting for true democracy


In my post on March 31 titled “College students are China’s hope for democracy; Over 100,000 protest in Taiwan,” I said, “We Chinese are proud of our college students. “They are the driving force of Chinese history. “See how similar are Taiwan college students’ Sunflower Campaign to Chinese college students’ campaign for democracy at Tiananmen … Continue reading

Huge crowds turn out to call for democracy in Hong Kong


Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers have joined pro-democracy protests on the streets of the Chinese territory in a massive show of defiance against Beijing’s vision for the city’s political future. Pro-democracy protests on July 1 — the anniversary of the 1997 handover of the former British colony to China — are an annual event … Continue reading

Hong Kong recalls Tiananmen killings, China muffles dissent


Tens of thousands of people held a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Wednesday to mark the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters 25 years ago in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, while mainland China authorities sought to whitewash the 1989 event. In Beijing, police flooded the streets around the square, scene of the worst of the violence … Continue reading

China: Can 20 plus years of prosperity after suppression at Tiananmen justify the massacre?


On every anniversary of the Tiananmen Protests, one of the most infamous events in Chinese history, a government spokesman is asked by reporters about the Tiananmen Massacre, despite that they clearly know the forever repeated answer. No exception this year. “…conclusion reached long ago”, the spokesman said. But what is the conclusion? Counter-revolutionary riot or … Continue reading

China tries to stop Hong Kong building Tiananmen Square Museum


The world’s first permanent museum dedicated to China’s Tiananmen Square massacre is hoping to open – sparking tensions in host city Hong Kong. The planned opening comes ahead of a key anniversary of the bloody crackdown, which saw hundreds killed when Chinese troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters, on June 3/4, 1989. But the bid … Continue reading

China’s 21 “Most Wanted” following Tiananmen Square Massacre


On June 13 1989, a Tuesday, the Beijing Public Security Bureau issued a list of 21 leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests who were being sought for arrest, as reported by the New York Times on the following day: The 21 students whose mug shots and biographical details were shown on television included the … Continue reading

Turkey and China: Taksim, Tiananmen and the circling squares


New Hampshire’s state motto advises the people to “Live Free or Die” (生活或死亡). So this is a good place to read and ponder the news on Istanbul’s ongoing conflict in Taksim Square. At the same time, we can see the BBC news reports on official Chinese protests claiming US “prejudice” in an oddly timed back-and-forth … Continue reading

China: Security tight at Tiananmen Square as if confronted with formidable enemy


Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) says in one report, “On this the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen incident, a flag-hoisting ceremony was held at Tiananmen Square as usual.” “Since yesterday evening, security has been upgraded at many scenic spots in Beijing. The air is heavy at Muxidi, where troops entered the city that year. It … Continue reading

China’s President ‘lacks wisdom and courage’ says state owned magazine


A Beijing-based business magazine raised eyebrows this week by running a full-page editorial urging the country’s leaders to pursue further political reforms to ensure future economic prosperity. In what many consider a rare and bold move, an editorial entitled “Let’s continue to care about politics,” criticised President Xi Jinping for lacking “wisdom and courage” in … Continue reading

Hong Kong teachers vow to fight against brainwashing imposed by Beijing


Hong Kong is preparing for a new march against the school reform imposed by the communist government, which obliges classes of “national education”. Civil society joins the battle first launched 10 years ago by the Catholic Church and say they are ready to resist this new abuse. After the Catholic Church, the Christian denominations, parents … Continue reading

Hong Kong: Paradise Lost


I visited Hong Kong in 2011.  After forty minutes of entry formalities at customs, I stepped into Hong Kong, a land of ridiculous housing price, luxury hotels and restaurants, fast walking people, and a touch of freedom that as a Chinese, I have never dreamed of. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is … Continue reading

180,000 mourners in Hong Kong for June 4 remembrance, a new record


Hong Kong media Ming Pao and SCMP report that 180,000 people attended the candle light vigil in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, to commemorate those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre. However police put the number at just 85,000. According to SCMP’s description, waving candles and singing, the crowd spread across six soccer pitches and the … Continue reading

Advertisements

China Daily Mail

China Daily Mail is not affiliated in any way with The China Daily or the government of the People's Republic of China.

Enter your email address to receive an email each time an article is published, or join our RSS feed. 100% FREE.

Want to write for China Daily Mail?

Read “Contributor Guidelines” above to join our team of 76 contributors. Write news or opinion about issues in China, or post photos and video. Promote your own site.

Recent Posts

China Daily Mail Stories Have Been Featured In:

Advertisements