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Photographer behind the iconic Tiananmen Square image had to wrap the film up and stash it in the toilet in order to hide it from Chinese security


Photographer Charlie Cole, who won the World Press Photo of the Year in 1999 for his iconic capture of the Chinese “tank man” who confronted military vehicles in Tiananmen Square in 1989, has died at the age of 64. Cole was one of four photographers who captured the scene, which became a defining image of … Continue reading

Hong Kong’s protests are rattling China’s leadership and the world


Audrey Wu, a video editor at a Hong Kong TV station, was not even born in June of 1989, but her father has told her about what happened back then in Beijing. He told her of the demonstrations that began to honor the late Chinese leader, Hu Yaobang, a liberal reformer who had just died. … Continue reading

While Beijing repeatedly rejects Japan’s apologies, China has its own horrors to atone for


Japan’s less-than-wholehearted remorse for its World War II-era atrocities has long been an unhealed wound in its relations with neighbours. The bruise is throbbing anew with the approach of August 15, the 70th anniversary of the announcement of Japan’s surrender. China’s ambassador to Tokyo revived the topic July 23, when he pointedly advised Japanese Prime … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia July 20, 2015


“Pacific fever”—the state of forgetting which country one is in. China is headed for an all out tailspin, economically and politically. Beijing was smart with money, courting foreign investment, and even smart with religion—allowing Christianity on the condition it did not form a de facto political caucus. The economy went up. The number of Christians … Continue reading

China warns of ‘unimaginable consequences’ if Hong Kong demonstrations continue


China’s Communist Party has warned of “unimaginable consequences” if demonstrations by pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong continue. The threat, made in the party-run People’s Daily, came as China’s government appeared to be losing patience with the protesters, who have threatened to occupy government buildings unless the city’s chief executive, Leung Chun-Ying, resigns by the end … Continue reading

Protests in Hong Kong caused by China failing to honour its promises


If China had honoured the political commitments it made before taking control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, it is likely there would be no protests in the city streets and no crackdown over the weekend by riot police using tear gas, pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy demonstrators. Instead, the government in Beijing, … Continue reading

China’s Silent War on Terror


On a clear, sunny morning last October in Beijing, an S.U.V. carrying three people turned right on to Chang’an Avenue, plowed through crowds gathered near the entrance to the Forbidden City and burst into flames at northern edge of Tiananmen Square. The wreck killed five people, including three in the vehicle and two bystanders. Dozens more were … Continue reading

China blocks Google services for Tiananmen 25th anniversary


In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre (aka. the June 4th Incident), Chinese authorities decided to begin blocking Google. It’s believed that the blockade is tied to this week’s 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre where the People’s Liberation Army cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrators. Each year, the Chinese … Continue reading

China: The world remembers Tiananmen massacre 25 years later


Here’s an uncomfortable truth confronting Chinese President Xi Jinping: It’s 2014, but the pro-democracy, pro-rights sentiments that manifested across China as demonstrations in 1989 are still alive and well. For 25 years, the Chinese government has tried to expunge the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen massacre from history to deny people inside the country any knowledge … Continue reading

China’s CCP shows its fear ahead of 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre


At the beginning of my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements,” I cite the Chinese saying “Once bitten by a snake, one is scared all one’s life at the mere sight of a snake,” to describe the pervasive fear of collapse in the party, and call the fear CCP’s Tiananmen syndrome. In the book, there is also … Continue reading

China claims “terrorism” threats in apparent bid to get tougher on ethnic minorities


Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China faces increasing threats to national security and warned of the dangers of terrorism in a speech indicating that Beijing could impose tougher controls on its ethnic minorities. Xi told a study session of the party’s decision-making Politburo “to resolutely stamp out the brazenness of the terrorists,” … 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

Twenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China’s censors


Twenty-five years ago today, Chinese college students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an began gathering to publicly mourn the death of a purged high-level official, Hu Yaobang. A week later, thousands of students marched into Tiananmen Square for Hu’s funeral. The demonstrations escalated, culminating in the tragic military crackdown on the students on June 4, 1989 … Continue reading

Triple explosions in China’s Xinjiang kill three


Triple explosions in China’s Xinjiang have killed three people and wounded two others, authorities said Friday, in what appears to be the latest incident of unrest in the largely Muslim region. One person was killed after two blasts in a hairdressing salon and market, while two others died inside a car which “self exploded” when … Continue reading

The new face of Chinese propaganda


An old schoolmate of mine is now a midlevel government official. This friend, Mr. Lin, is also a member of the Chinese Communist Party. He worships Mao Zedong and often quotes Mao’s saying, “Man must have some spirit.” He once told me that when he visited New York, he most liked the Statue of Liberty, … Continue reading

China: Xinjiang college says “approved political views” needed to graduate


College students in China’s restive western Xinjiang region will not graduate unless their political views are approved, a university official said, as the country wages what school administrators called an ideological war against separatism. Xinjiang is home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic group, many of whom resent controls imposed by Beijing and an inflow of … Continue reading

China: Post-plenum blues?


The third plenum of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) central committee, which concluded on November 12th, has left many observers disappointed. After months of efforts by the senior leadership to promote the meeting as a major reform landmark, its final report came as something of a let-down. However, it was broadly in line with … Continue reading

How China develops its counterterrorism capability


The effects of the Tiananmen Square incident continue to ripple through China, but surprisingly little has been said about what China has done in the field of counterterrorism. A vehicle ran through crowds of tourists and was lit on fire in front of the entrance to the Forbidden City under the gaze of Chairman Mao … Continue reading

China’s coming terrorism wave


Prediction time: China will experience unprecedented terrorism over the next few years. On October 28, a carload of Xinjiang residents made headlines by crashing into a Tiananmen Square crowd, killing two people while injuring 38. Then, on October 30, a series of explosions rocked the provincial Communist Party headquarters in Shanxi province, killing one person … Continue reading

China strips army official of position after attack


A senior military commander in China’s restive far west has been stripped of his position on a powerful Communist Party governing body after an attack in the nation’s capital last week that claimed five lives and deeply unnerved the Chinese leadership. The official, Gen. Peng Yong, chief of the People’s Liberation Army in Xinjiang, was … Continue reading

China detained five in connection with Tiananmen terror attack


China said on Wednesday it had caught five suspected Islamist militants after a vehicle burst into flames on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in what police called a terrorist attack. Authorities also moved to tighten security in the restive far western, energy-rich region of Xinjiang, where the suspects are from. The Xinjiang-registered SUV involved in Monday’s incident … Continue reading

Australia’s Governor General meets top Chinese leaders


Australia’s Governor-General Quentin Bryce has met with China’s top political leaders in one of her final overseas tours in the post. Mrs Bryce held meetings last night with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. It was Mr Bryce’s first visit as the official head of … Continue reading

Critics take advantage as China celebrates sensitive 64th birthday


A country’s 64th birthday is usually the sort of humdrum occasion that is briefly marked and quickly forgotten. Not so in China on Tuesday, where the sight of 64s splashed across TV screens and on billboards has been jarring for many. The number is highly charged in China due to its association with the post-Mao … Continue reading

June 24 1989: China ousts Zhao Ziyang


On June 24 1989, a Saturday, Zhao Ziyang was formally ousted as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party weeks after voicing sympathy for student demonstrators at Tiananmen Square. Jiang Zemin replaced him, and Zhao spent the rest of his life under house arrest. His removal from power was “effectively a coup,” according to American … 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

Chinese evade censors, as HK journalists stopped at Tiananmen


A call for unity in Hong Kong comes as many online are remembering the day in veiled references and by posting photos and memes As more than 100,000 protesters are expected to attend the annual vigil in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on Tuesday night, mainland Chinese censors have taken several measures to prevent public remembrance … 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

Tiananmen Square, China: June 3-4, 1989


On Saturday June 3, 1989, word spread that hundreds of thousands of troops were approaching from all four corners of the city. Citizens of Beijing, China, flooded the streets to block them. Just as they had done two weeks earlier. People set up barricades at every major intersection. At about 10:30 pm, near the Muxidi … Continue reading

June 4 1989 China’s Tiananmen Square massacre; the day that changed everything


Purged officials and intellectuals recall devastating effect the crackdown of 24 years ago had on their own lives and their country’s political future. They were once passionate in wanting to steer their country onto a path of liberalisation, rule of law and democracy. And they believed they were making a difference. But when tanks rolled … Continue reading

The Chinese on a personal level: White man in China


I went to China in 2011 by way of Hong Kong. I met up with a friend of mine I had met in Vietnam who was living in Hong Kong; he offered to show me around. Hong Kong, of course, is China: “one government, two systems”–although the Hong Kong citizens have different passports. I crossed … Continue reading

Picture of first lady Peng Liyuan singing to Tiananmen troops erased by China censors


A photo of new first lady Peng Liyuan in her younger days, singing to martial law troops after the 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, flickered across cyberspace this week. It was swiftly scrubbed from China’s internet before it could generate discussion online. But the image – seen and shared by outside observers – revived … Continue reading

China’s censorship of social media; how they do it


For those of us who live in the democratic world, its taken for granted that a social utility such as Twitter is an open forum, where people can say just about anything and not worry about censorship. Not only are there few rules in place to regulate Twitters content, it’s obvious that corporate or government … 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

Chinese net police in fresh assault on blogs


The mainland’s internet police have struck again, closing down or suspending several popular microblogs in the past week as they step up a crackdown on online discussion of politically sensitive issues. One well-known blogger, Wang Xiaoshan , said friends told him yesterday morning that his Sina.com microblog had been closed down. He said he had … Continue reading

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