Tiananmen Square protests 1989

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‘It felt like history itself’ – 48 protest photographs that changed the world
Protest can change everything. Which is why governments around the world want to suppress it. In a week when thousands in the US expressed their fury over Roe v Wade, we look back at some of the images that helped rewrite laws and change the way we think

Gabrielle Schwarz and Felix Bazalgette. Introduction: George Monbiot

02, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Li Jiaqi: Chinese influencer’s career hangs in balance after ‘tank cake’ stream
Young role model’s broadcast cut short after appearance of dessert thought to reference 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

09, Jun, 2022 @12:33 PM

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Candles, flags and a howl of pain: Taiwan remembers Tiananmen
Taipei takes on the role of commemoration from Hong Kong as the only Chinese-speaking country to hold vigils

Helen Davidson in Taipei

05, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Atmosphere of fear’: Hong Kong students lament loss of Tiananmen statues
Staff and students say the recent destruction of massacre monuments is a manifestation of a new and uneasy culture on campus

Rhoda Kwan in Taipei

31, Dec, 2021 @1:08 AM

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Universities must not allow those killed in Tiananmen Square to be forgotten | Letters
Letters: Student unions should keep their memory alive, writes Peter van den Dungen

Letters

27, Dec, 2021 @5:14 PM

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Jonathan Mirsky: reporter who went from Mao fan to fierce Beijing critic
The career of the Observer’s former China correspondent who died last week, was marked by a willingness to review his convictions

Peter Beaumont

19, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Hong Kong police raid Tiananmen massacre museum
Crackdown follows arrest of four members of civil society group that ran June 4th Museum

Helen Davidson in Taipei

09, Sep, 2021 @7:29 AM

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Hong Kong police investigate organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil
Longstanding group accused of being ‘agent of foreign forces’ and is asked for information about its membership

Helen Davidson in Taipei

26, Aug, 2021 @7:48 AM

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The Chinese Communist party: 100 years that shook the world
As China marks the centenary of its ruling party, we examine key episodes in its tempestuous history, including the Long March, Mao’s purges and Xi Jinping’s rise to the top of an emerging superpower

Richard McGregor

27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Xi’s change of heart is too late to stop China’s collision with the west | Simon Tisdall
The Chinese president’s conciliatory speech rings hollow in the face of his brutal policies

Simon Tisdall

06, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Microsoft blocks Bing from showing image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’
Company blames ‘human error’ after users in US, Germany, Singapore and France reported no results shown on the crackdown’s anniversary

Julia Carrie Wong and Reuters

05, Jun, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Hong Kong finds new ways to remember Tiananmen Square amid vigil ban
Residents light candles, lay flowers and paint messages as police enforce ban on annual vigil for massacre

Helen Davidson

04, Jun, 2021 @11:54 AM

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