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Tiananmen Square 'Tank Man' photographer dies

Sep 14, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Charlie Cole's photograph of 'Tank Man' has become one of the defining images of the 20th century

TANK MAN. An unidentified man stands in front of a column of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square. File photo from Wikipedia

China flag flies at half-mast for Tiananmen crackdown leader

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Li Peng is reviled by activists as the 'Butcher of Beijing' for his role in the military's brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations on June 4, 1989

TIANANMEN SQUARE. The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on July 29, 2019, in memory of China's former premier Li Peng, who died on July 22 at the age of 90. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Silence, U.S. tensions mark Tiananmen 30th anniversary in China

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) In Hong Kong, thousands of people are gathering Tuesday night, June 4, for a candlelight vigil tinged with symbolism as the city struggles to preserve its cherished freedoms.

SILENT, SECURED. Police officers patrol and secure an area on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 3, 2019. China marks 30 years since the Tiananmen crackdown on June 4, 1989. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

30 years after Tiananmen, U.S. says hopes dashed as China defends crackdown

Jun 04, 2019 - 12:29 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo salutes the 'heroic protest movement,' which he says still stirs 'the conscience of freedom-loving people around the world'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a discussion on the major foreign policy priorities of the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2019. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on warned that Russia would seek to interfere in elections for decades ahead and vowed that Washington would try to thwart its efforts. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP

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

Jun 02, 2019 - 3:31 PM

'It is no longer just the Chinese democracy activists' responsibility to bring China to freedom and democracy, nowadays the whole world share a piece of blame and responsibility,' says Wu'er Kaixi, a student leader during the 1989 protests

TIANANMEN SQUARE. This file photo taken on May 14, 1989 shows students and people gathered at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, after an over-night hunger strike as part of the mass pro-democracy protest against the Chinese government. Photo by Catherine Henriette/AFP

Hong Kong's alienated youngsters split over Tiananmen vigil

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Hong Kong is the only place inside China where public commemorations, like the Tiananmen vigil, can be safely held. Yet youngsters are becoming a rarer sight.

This picture taken on May 29, 2019 shows 21-year-old student William Chan posing in front of a replica of the "Goddess of Democracy" statue from the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong. 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. ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

'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

China detains activists, mutes livestreams ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

May 31, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Discussions of the 1989 pro-democracy protests and its military suppression are taboo in China, and authorities have rounded up or warned activists, lawyers and journalists ahead of the anniversary each year

HONG KONG REMEMBERS. Pro-democracy activists attend a march in Hong Kong on May 26, 2019 to commemorate the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

China is 'threat to world' says dissident writer

Apr 05, 2019 - 3:27 PM

(UPDATED) 'My dream is that China splits up into 10 or so countries. Because China as it is today is a threat for the whole world,' Liao Yiwu says as his latest book, 'Bullets and Opium', is published in France

PATRIOT. File photo of Chinese dissident poet Liao Yiwu. Photo from wikipedia.org

China confirms death of ex-gov't spokesman who denied Tiananmen deaths

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Yuan Mu defended the Chinese government after soldiers of the People's Liberation Army fired on unarmed pro-democracy protesters

MORE KILLED? An activist sits in front of a poster of the 'Tank Man' a popular figure related to the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. File photo by Anthony Wallace/ 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

Georgina Wilson's communist cap photo gets backlash online

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Georgina sister Jessica and cousin Martine Cajucom get mixed reactions for wearing the cap at Tiananmen Square

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Thousands gather at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:50 PM

But the commemoration of the brutal 1989 crackdown in China s Tiananmen Square is struggling for support among younger generations

Participants hold candles at Hong Kong's Victoria Park on June 4, 2017, during a candlelight vigil to mark the 28th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing.  Thousands gathered at a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong on June 4 to mark 28 years since China's bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown but the annual event is struggling for support among younger generations. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Tens of thousands at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil despite boycott

Jun 04, 2016 - 3:39 PM

3rd UPDATE Semi autonomous Hong Kong is the only location on Chinese soil to see a major commemoration to mark the military s brutal crushing of pro democracy protests in central Beijing in 1989

BOYCOTT? An activist sits in front of a poster of the 'Tank Man' photo at his stall in Hong Kong on June 4, 2016, ahead of the commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

Taiwan holds first Tiananmen commemoration in parliament

Jun 03, 2016 - 4:41 PM

It comes weeks after China sceptic Tsai Ing wen was sworn in as president succeeding Ma Ying jeou who oversaw an unprecedented eight year rapprochement with Beijing

COMMEMORATION. In this June 2014 file photo, Taiwanese lawyer Ku Li-hsiung speaks at a rally to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo by Henry Lin/EPA

Massive Tiananmen vigil expected in divided Hong Kong

Jun 04, 2015 - 11:26 AM

The city is deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader

FOR FREEDOM. Protesters hold pro-democracy banners during a march in Hong Kong, China, May 31, 2015. Jerome Favre/EPA

AirAsia plane search, China blocks Gmail, tropical storm Seniang | The wRap

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Search teams recover 40 bodies of Air Asia passengers from the sea China blocks all access to Gmail Landslides and floods from Tropical storm Seniang kill at least 30 in the Philippines

#AnimatED: 25 years after Tiananmen

Oct 06, 2014 - 6:41 AM

We hope that Hong Kong s fight for suffrage will resonate more with our countrymen who have not fully learned to value the power of the vote

HK demos throw Beijing propaganda machine into overdrive

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:29 PM

On the Chinese mainland the story is being spun to match a different narrative – one in which the demonstrators are violent extreme and being manipulated by foreign forces

Banners designed by pro-democracy demonstrators hang from an overpass across Hong Kong's government offices, on the fourth day of the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong, Admiralty, Hong Kong, China, 01 October 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

China executes Tiananmen Square attackers

Aug 24, 2014 - 10:43 AM

China executes 8 people involved in the 2013 suicide car crash in Tiananmen Square

China sentences 3 to death for Tiananmen attack – CCTV

Jun 16, 2014 - 1:49 PM

One other person is given life in prison for the violent terrorist attack that killed two tourists last October

ACCIDENT SCENE. Policemen walk past barriers and fire vehicles outside Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on October 28, 2013 after a vehicle crashed near the area. AFP / Ed Jones

HK rallies for Tiananmen anniversary as Beijing clamps down

Jun 04, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The Tiananmen assault on June 4 1989 is still a taboo topic for a nation that bars political reform despite its dramatic economic transformation

Taiwan leader urges China to redress Tiananmen wrongs

Jun 04, 2014 - 2:15 PM

Calling it an enormous historical wound Taiwan s president hopes China will consider its actions to ensure a tragedy of that magnitude does not happen again

TIANANMEN. The China national flag is hoisted atop a flagpole at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China 04 June 2014. Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Beijing in lockdown for Tiananmen anniversary

Jun 04, 2014 - 12:34 PM

China quashes public memories of the 1989 crackdown censoring any mention of the incident and imposing smothering security in central Beijing

TIANANMEN. Chinese paramilitary police are deployed at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, 03 June 2014. Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Rappler Newscast | June 3, 2014

Jun 03, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Miriam Santiago steps down as ICC judge SC stops BIR from requiring doctors to disclose fees China blocks Google ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

China jails man for planning Tiananmen protest: lawyer

Mar 24, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Gu Yimin faces 18 months imprisonment for planning to hold a protest to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre

Family of Pinoy killed in Tiananmen incident now home

Nov 03, 2013 - 3:07 PM

However the body of Rizalina Bunyi was left in China for an autopsy

China names Islamic group as 'supporter' of Tiananmen attack

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:08 PM

China s top security official says the East Turkestan Islamic Movement was a behind the scenes supporter of the attack of Tiananmen Square

CRIME SCENE. Chinese men wearing masks are seen outside the Forbidden City at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, 28 October 2013. EPA/Rolex dela Pena

Uighur group scorns China Tiananmen 'terrorist' claim

Oct 31, 2013 - 4:11 PM

Uighur organizations dismiss accusations as an excuse to justify religious and security restrictions

SECURE AREA. A policeman stands on Chang'an avenue before Tiananmen in Beijing on October 29, 2013. AFP / Ed Jones

China police hold 5 over Tiananmen 'terror attack'

Oct 30, 2013 - 8:51 PM

The 5 suspects are linked to the mainly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority Beijing has blamed Uighur groups for other terrorist attacks

CRIME SCENE. Chinese men wearing masks are seen outside the Forbidden City at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, 28 October 2013. EPA/Rolex dela Pena

China police seek 8 after Tiananmen crash

Oct 30, 2013 - 1:58 PM

A police notice issued to hotels in the capital named 8 suspects who appeared mostly to be from China s mainly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority

CRIME SCENE. Chinese men wearing masks are seen outside the Forbidden City at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, 28 October 2013. EPA/Rolex dela Pena

Filipino tourists lose mom after China blaze

Oct 29, 2013 - 5:12 PM

The Filipino father and his two daughters are injured in the Tiananmen Square accident the DFA says

Pinay among 5 dead in Tiananmen car blaze

Oct 28, 2013 - 7:26 PM

A vehicle crashes through a barrier in Beijing s Tiananmen Square

ACCIDENT SCENE. Policemen walk past barriers and fire vehicles outside Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on October 28, 2013 after a vehicle crashed near the area. AFP / Ed Jones

China web users' scathing critique of giant Tiananmen vase

Sep 29, 2013 - 9:50 PM

A giant vase installed in Beijing s Tiananmen Square ahead of a national holiday has met with scathing criticism from Chinese internet users after a newspaper revealed its cost

GIANT VASE. An enormous red pot topped with fake fruits and flowers was installed in Beijing's Tiananmen Square ahead of a national holiday. Photo from 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

US pushes China on Tiananmen anniversary

Jun 04, 2012 - 12:57 PM

State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said Sunday the United States called on Beijing to do more to protect the human rights of its citizens a comment that could touch a raw nerve in Beijing on the sensitive anniversary

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