Tag: Tiananmen Square
Analysts believe the potentially catastrophic economic and political consequences is what is keeping China's military intervention at bay.
Late premier Li Peng was reviled by activists for his role in the military's brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations on June 4, 1989.
The ex-premier had previously battled bladder cancer and gained notoriety worldwide a key architect of the brutal breakup of the 1989 mass pro-democracy demonstrations.
'The anniversary remains taboo in China. Beijing has not held a public inquiry nor permitted an independent investigation,' the statement says.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing.
Chinese media defend the government's handling of the Tiananmen protests, saying it "immunized" China against turmoil in a rare editorial about the crackdown on the eve of its 30th anniversary.
A growing list of overseas activists and politicians have been refused passage into the semi-autonomous Chinese city in recent years.
The subject is taboo in China and this year's attempts to mute public discourse are harsher than usual.
'I have a very close relationship with intellectuals, and the government want to label these protests as provoke by intellectuals.'
A month after marking a century of the May Fourth Movement at Tiananmen, comes the 30th anniversary of the massacre at the same site.
Mention of the June 4, 1989, event is heavily censored in Chinese news and social media, as well as related dates, names and symbols.
Yuan defended the Chinese government after People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers fired on unarmed pro-democracy protesters.
The dramatic recording highlights the increasing intensity of China's efforts to silence critics of its policies.
The Chinese capital wants to apply for 14 sites in total to receive UNESCO World Heritage status by 2035, the state-run Global Times quoted city official Shu Xiaofeng as saying.
The Liaoning Prison Administrative Bureau confirmed Liu's parole, saying in a statement he was being treated by "eight renowned Chinese oncologists" at China Medical University No 1 Hospital.
University to release papers by purged Chinese leader that shows conflict in top ranks of Communist party.