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Ousted Communist leader Zhao Ziyang is buried: family

Beijing - A former Chinese Communist Party leader ousted after he opposed the use of force to quell 1989 democracy protests was buried over a decade after he died, his family said, in a service ignored by state media.

Chinese cartoonist slams Twitter for refusing Tiananmen emoji

Fpo - Chinese artist Badiucao, whose anonymous political satire infuriated Beijing, on Thursday announced a protest campaign against Twitter for what he says is pandering to China, after the platform's refusal to create a special tank man emoji to mark the 3...

'Brutal' China threatens Hong Kong freedoms: activist in Germany

Berlin - A former Hong Kong independence activist now living with refugee status in Germany warned Tuesday, 30 years after the Tiananmen crackdown, that a "brutal" China is now eroding democratic freedoms in the former British colony.

Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen, fearful for its own future

Fpo - Huge crowds turned out for a mass candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening marking 30 years since China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown, a gathering tinged with symbolism as the city struggles to preserve its own cherished freedoms.

Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen, fearful for its own future

Fpo - Crowds began arriving for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening marking 30 years since China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown, a gathering tinged with symbolism as the city struggles to preserve its own cherished freedoms.

89/64: China stocks reference Tiananmen anniversary... again

Fpo - As the world marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown on Tuesday Chinese stocks once again referenced the event, with two Hong Kong indexes closing at lunch with figures that might prove a little awkward.

Tiananmen's key moments: hope crushed by soldiers and tanks

Fpo - Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing where Chinese troops fired on peaceful protesters, drawing global condemnation.

Silence, security in Beijing on 30th Tiananmen anniversary

Bejing - China marked 30 years since the deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Tuesday with a wall of silence and extra security, as it traded barbs with the United States over its human rights record.

30 years after Tiananmen, US says hopes dashed as China defends crackdown

Washington - The United States said Monday it had lost hope for human rights progress in China 30 years after the crackdown on Tiananmen Square as Beijing, in rare official comments on the bloodshed, insisted it had "immunized" itself against turmoil.

Tiananmen 'immunized China against turmoil': Chinese daily

Bejing - A Chinese state-run daily defended the government's handling of the Tiananmen protests on Monday, saying it "immunized" China against turmoil in a rare editorial about the crackdown on the eve of its 30th anniversary.

On 30th anniversary, China says Tiananmen crackdown was 'correct' policy

Fpo - China on Sunday defended the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on student protesters in a rare public acknowledgement of the event, days before its 30th anniversary, saying it was the "correct" policy.

Tiananmen's key moments: hope crushed by soldiers and tanks

Fpo - Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing where Chinese troops fired on peaceful protesters, drawing global condemnation.

From 1989 to '1984': Generation Tiananmen lament China's descent

Fpo - Thirty years after they fled the bullets and tanks, Tiananmen exiles say their dream of returning to a democratic China are more distant than ever as their homeland descends further into authoritarianism and state surveillance.

The 'other' Tiananmen: 30 years ago, protests engulfed China

Chengdu - Karl Hutterer stood on the rooftop of his hotel and watched as Chinese police fired tear gas into the square and truncheon-wielding security forces moved in under the cover of night in June 1989.He was not anywhere near Tiananmen Square.

'Unimaginable': Families of Tiananmen dead demand truth

Bejing - Three decades after the deadly crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, relatives of the victims are still demanding to know the truth about the most taboo subject in modern Chinese history.

Hong Kong's alienated youngsters split over Tiananmen vigil

Fpo - Hong Kong's youth are shunning their city's annual Tiananmen vigil, focused on fighting their own pro-democracy battles instead of commemorating a historical atrocity against compatriots from whom they feel steadily more alienated.

China detains activists, mutes livestreams ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Bejing - Chinese authorities have detained several activists ahead of the politically explosive 30th anniversary of the June 4 crackdown of Tiananmen protests, rights groups said Thursday.

Cameras and crackdowns: Another Tiananmen 'impossible' in China

Bejing - Thirty years after the crackdown on Tiananmen protesters, the tanks that lined Beijing's central avenue have been replaced by countless surveillance cameras perched like hawks on lampposts to keep the population in check.

Crowds gather for Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Fpo - Crowds assembled in Hong Kong on Monday in memory of the victims of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown but young activists are increasingly questioning the annual vigil's relevance.

Crowds gather for Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Fpo - Crowds assembled in Hong Kong on Monday in memory of the victims of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown but young activists are increasingly questioning the annual vigil's relevance.

Families of Tiananmen victims urge China's Xi to 're-evaluate' crackdown

Bejing - Families of Chinese democracy protesters killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have urged President Xi Jinping to acknowledge their suffering and "re-evaluate the June Fourth massacre" as its 29th anniversary approaches.

At least 10,000 killed in 1989 Tiananmen crackdown: British cable

Bejing - At least 10,000 people were killed in the Chinese army's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in June 1989, according to a newly released British diplomatic cable that recounts the bloodshed in gruesome detail.

Thousands gather at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong - Thousands gathered at a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong Sunday night to mark 28 years since China's bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown but the annual event is struggling for support among younger generations.

Thousands gather at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong - Thousands gathered at a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong Sunday night to mark 28 years since China's bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown but the annual event is struggling for support among younger generations.

Thousands gather at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong - Thousands gathered at a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong Sunday night to mark 28 years since China's bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown but the annual event is struggling for support among younger generations.

World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing.

Taiwan's Tsai urges China to heal Tiananmen pain

Taipei - Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen urged China to give its people more rights and "heal past wounds and pain" on the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown Saturday.

China detains activists on Tiananmen anniversary

Bejing - Chinese police have detained several activists while others were placed under surveillance for the anniversary of the bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square, which was heavily policed on Saturday.

Tens of thousands at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil despite boycott

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands gathered Saturday for Hong Kong's commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown despite many young activists turning their backs on the candlelit vigil as calls grow for greater autonomy from China.

Taiwan holds first Tiananmen commemoration in parliament

Taipei - Taiwan held the island's first ever commemoration in parliament Friday of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as lawmakers urged the new government to address human rights issues in its dealing with China.
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