June 1, 1998 |
Nine years after the Chinese government crushed pro-democracy protests around Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the country's leaders would like people to forget what happened there on June 4, 1989. But there is one moment people still can't forget: the heart-stopping seconds when a lone man stood in the path of a column of tanks and forced them to stop. He was the face of moral strength against martial power; for an instant, his side prevailed.
August 31, 1989 |
Seizing what it views as a golden recruitment opportunity in the aftermath of China's military crackdown in June, the government of Singapore is eyeing the highly skilled pool of Chinese students in the United States. Singapore faces a shortage of engineers needed by international companies, and officials are hoping some of the students may welcome the chance to work in Singapore, rather than going home when their student visas expire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1989 |
Surprised by criticism over his recent meeting with China's hard-line Premier Li Peng, Cerritos City Councilman Daniel K. Wong angrily defended his brand of foreign diplomacy when he arrived home from Beijing on Friday. Wong, who was thrust into the international spotlight when top Chinese officials agreed to meet with him July 1, claimed in an interview at his home that he had fulfilled his mission during the trip by asking Li to have mercy on the students who took part in the protest movement.
September 23, 1989 |
A Chinese student wept during an immigration hearing Friday as she described her father's imprisonment during her country's Cultural Revolution and said she "would rather die" than return to her homeland. "If we return, it's like a Death Row. My life will be like my father's and many others," said Hoy Yu Li, 27, who along with her fiance, Luo Jian Guang, 32, fled China through Hong Kong and is seeking political asylum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989 |
A meeting in Beijing on Saturday between Chinese hard-line Premier Li Peng and Cerritos City Councilman Daniel K. Wong has outraged Chinese-Americans in Southern California who believe Wong has become a mouthpiece for that country's propaganda machine.
November 21, 1993 |
A stiff but confident Chinese President Jiang Zemin held a rare news conference Saturday night to tell the world that four years have passed since the Beijing massacre and that judgments about China's 1989 turmoil should best be left to "history." "It is not an easy job to manage a country of 1.17 billion people," the Chinese president admonished his American audience at the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum here.
June 6, 1990 |
The Chinese government warned foreign correspondents Tuesday to cease "illegal" news coverage after journalists reported two nights of protests by Beijing University students. Several foreign journalists have been beaten, kicked, harassed and dispersed at gunpoint by police recently while attempting to cover the campus protests and activities around Tian An Men Square in the heart of the city.
June 5, 1990 |
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Chinese students were slaughtered at Beijing's Tian An Men Square one year ago on June 4, 1989. Philip Woo does not want anyone to forget it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1989
When is it going to end? I was facing the Christmas season and new year with joy over the fact that imperialism was in retreat around the world, particularly in Eastern Europe. Now I am in despair over what seems to be a never-ending story of U.S. military involvement in Central America. Bush was faced with 10 years of unsuccessful war in Nicaragua. The billions poured into the repressive government of El Salvador haven't bought a defeat of the FMLN. And even more recently three days of abusive questioning of the woman who witnessed the slaying of the priests failed to sway her testimony.
June 20, 2000
When viewed in isolation from such a revisionist perspective the Yankee conquest of California appears a terrible injustice of some sort ("The Nasty Truth About How California Was Won," June 14). However, when viewed in the historical context of its era, it is nothing other than a lite version of the norm. Europe was undergoing bloody, foundation-shattering conquests and revolutions, African societies were trembling under several hundred years of incredible excesses of the industrialized slave trade as well as massacres, and China was beginning to crumble under the avid British marketing and sale of opium to its peoples in the name of conducting free trade.