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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.

China to release last Tiananmen prisoner: Activists

Bejing - China plans to release the last prisoner known to be held in connection with the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests after nearly three decades in jail, a US-based human rights group said Tuesday.

World's first Tiananmen museum to close doors in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown is to close its doors in Hong Kong, with organisers saying they believe they are being targeted for political reasons.

Tiananmen dissident warns of Trump danger

Taipei - A former leader of the Tiananmen Square protests in China has lashed out at US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, whom he dubbed a "privileged comeback king", and warned America is at risk of abandoning its cherished freedoms.

Trump calls China's Tiananmen protests a 'riot'

Miami - US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has referred to the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square as a "riot.

Thousands rally in Hong Kong for Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong - A park in central Hong Kong turned into a sea of candles Thursday as tens of thousands gathered to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

Massive Tiananmen vigil expected in divided Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands of people are to join a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong Thursday to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

Massive Tiananmen vigil expected in divided Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands of people are to join a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

China 'sentences three to death' for Tiananmen attack

Beijing - Three people were sentenced to death Monday over a suicide car crash in Beijing's symbolic heart Tiananmen Square, state-run media said, in China's latest move against militants from restive, mainly Muslim Xinjiang.

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary as Beijing clamps down

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Wednesday to remember the dead on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the only major commemoration in China as authorities clamped tight security on Beijing.

China blocks Google sites amid Tiananmen security drive

Beijing - Several Google websites have been blocked in China, a monitoring service said Tuesday, as authorities step up arrests and censorship before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

China professor's microblog blocked after Tiananmen post

Beijing - A controversial nationalist professor in China has had his microblog account suspended after he posted a comment about the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, in which he took part as a student.

Dalai Lama Calls on China to ‘Embrace Egalitarian Principles’

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, says China has a great opportunity to review the events in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, when Chinese miltary forces fired on demonstrators.
 

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Chinese police stand guard in front of a giant portrait of ex-leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Mao's Cultural Revolution lasted from 1966-1976.
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