1989 Tiananmen Square protests

In this aerial view, participants start to gather for a vigil to remember the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, despite permission for it being officially denied, at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Thursday, June 4, 2020. China is tightening controls over dissidents while pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and elsewhere try to mark the 31st anniversary of the crushing of the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 04, 2020 - 7:44 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China's crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. With democracy snuffed out in the mainland, the...
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Protesters gesture with five fingers, signifying the "Five demands - not one less" in a shopping mall during a protest against China's national security legislation for the city, in Hong Kong, Monday, June 1, 2020. The mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party says U.S. moves to end some trading privileges extended to Hong Kong grossly interfere in China's internal affairs and are doomed to fail. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 01, 2020 - 6:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom. Throngs of people lined up at...
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A man uses his smartphone to film Chinese military planes trail colored smoke as they fly in formation past the sun during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. China's Communist Party is celebrating its 70th anniversary in power with a parade showcasing its economic development and newest weapons. The event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People's Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 01, 2019 - 8:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country's global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic...
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People run as police use tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Thousands of black-clad protesters marched in central Hong Kong as part of multiple pro-democracy rallies Tuesday urging China's Communist Party to "return power to the people" as the party celebrated its 70th year of rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe )
October 01, 2019 - 6:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 7 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted his congratulations to China on 70 years of Communist Party rule. The U.S. leader wrote "Congratulations to President Xi and the Chinese people on the...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 90, INSTEAD OF 91 - In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, former Chinese Premier Li Peng, places his hands around his neck during the closing session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died on Monday July 22, 2019 of unspecified illness. He was 90. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 23, 2019 - 10:49 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of former Chinese Premier Li Peng is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls. Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait on Tiananmen Gate on the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Critics say the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, which left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead, set the ruling Communist Party on its present course of ruthless suppression, summary incarceration and the frequent use of violence against opponents in the name of "stability maintenance." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 04, 2019 - 6:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China went into customary lockdown Tuesday for the 30th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, a telling reminder of the ruling Communist Party's emphasis in the ensuing...
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The large portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square is seen through the window of car in Beijing, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Chinese authorities stepped up security Tuesday around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, a reminder of the government's attempts to quash any memories of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 04, 2019 - 3:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Chinese overseas are reporting they are being blocked from posting on a popular Chinese social networking site. Three people said on Twitter that their attempts to post on Weibo were...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989, file photo, three unidentified men flee the scene, as a Chinese man, background left, stands alone to block a line of approaching tanks, background right, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The man in the background stood his ground and blocked the column of tanks when they came closer, an image captured on film by numerous other photographers and one that ultimately became a widely reproduced symbol of events there. (AP Photo/Terril Jones, File)
June 03, 2019 - 7:44 pm
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journalist, she whispered something I had heard numerous times in the previous three weeks: "Report the...
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In this Saturday, June 1, 2019, photo, Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Thirty years after it was crushed by China’s army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop. Wong’s latest release, “Is it a crime,” recorded with longtime musical partner Tats Lau is finding an audience by doing just that. The two make up the group Tat Ming Pair, long a staple of local music scene known as Cantopop for the Cantonese language in which the music is recorded. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 02, 2019 - 5:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Thirty years after it was crushed by China's army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop. Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong's latest release, "Is It a Crime," recorded with longtime musical partner Tats...
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A Taiwanese man takes a selfie with an inflatable tank man at the Liberty Square of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, June 1, 2019. An artist erected the inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei’s famous hall, portrays a peaceful encounter between a Chinese civilian and the military tanks that contributed to a brutal shutdown of the demonstrations in Beijing on June 4, 1989. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
June 01, 2019 - 2:42 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An artist has erected an inflatable display in Taiwan's capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei's famous Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, portrays a peaceful...
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