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'Unimaginable:' Families of Tiananmen dead demand truth

May 31, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Thirty years after the killings of June 4, 1989, the Chinese government still keeps a lid on what really happened and how many died on that fateful day.

A handout photograph taken in March 2019, and released on May 29, 2019 by the Tiananmen Mothers via Human Rights in China. Handout photo by Tiananmen Mothers via Human Rights in China/AFP

Crowds gather for Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has seen tens of thousands gather at the candlelit vigil in Victoria Park since 1990, while any mention of Beijing's brutal crackdown on students calling for democracy on June 4, 1989, remains strictly censored in the mainland

REMEMBRANCE. People arrive in Victoria Park ahead of a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2018, to mark the 29th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen as China blocks remembrance

Jun 04, 2013 - 11:20 PM

UPDATE Hong Kong and Macau are the only places in China where the brutal military intervention is openly commemorated

REMEMBERING TIANANMEN. People are seen gathered at Victoria Park during a candlelight vigil held to mark the 24th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown at Tiananmen Square, in Hong Kong on June 4, 2013. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

China blocks Tiananmen anniversary remembrance

Jun 04, 2013 - 1:23 PM

Authorities launch a major push every June 4 to prevent discussion of the violently crushed 1989 pro democracy protests

MORNING IN TIANANMEN. Tourists stand on Tiananmen Square to watch the daily flag-raising ceremony in Beijing early on March 5, 2013. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen anniversary with huge vigil

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:24 AM

Hong Kong will be the only Chinese city to openly mark the 24th anniversary of the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square

MORNING IN TIANANMEN. Tourists stand on Tiananmen Square to watch the daily flag-raising ceremony in Beijing early on March 5, 2013. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Hundreds march in Hong Kong to remember Tiananmen

May 27, 2012 - 5:56 PM

Hundreds of pro democracy activists marched through central Hong Kong on May 27 to mark the 23rd anniversary of the crushing of the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing