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August 9, 2007 |
Ma Lik, 55, the head of Hong Kong's leading pro-Beijing political party who questioned whether China's Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 should be called a massacre, died Wednesday, party official Lam Yau-fa said in Hong Kong. Ma underwent surgery for colon cancer in 2004, and the party later said it had spread to his respiratory system.
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October 30, 2007 |
Bao Zunxin, an activist who was jailed for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement, has died, a fellow dissident said Monday. He was 70. Once considered one of China's leading intellectuals, Bao died Sunday in Beijing from a brain hemorrhage, said Liu Xiaobo, a former professor at Beijing Normal University who also spent 20 months in jail for joining the 1989 protests.
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June 7, 2008 |
The crowd of about 150 people dutifully arrived just before sundown outside the Chinese Consulate in Koreatown to commemorate those who were gunned down during the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown 19 years ago. Back then, many were idealistic students. On Wednesday, some brought along children and busily snapped photos. They held candles in paper cups, shared a moment of silence and listened as to a handful of speakers called for democracy in China.
October 30, 2013 |
BEIJING - More than 48 hours after a car mowed down pedestrians and burst into flames at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government broke its near-silence on the incident and characterized it as a "terrorist attack. " State media on Wednesday identified the car's occupants as members of one family: the driver, Usmen Hasan; his mother, Kuwanhan Reyim; and his wife, Gulkiz Gini. All three were killed, along with two tourists. Chinese authorities also said five people were arrested as accessories in Beijing on Monday night.
June 24, 1998 |
As public spaces go, it's not a pretty sight: a vast plain of concrete bounded by a mishmash of architecture, including a mammoth Stalinist government building and a three-story Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet. But as symbols go, Tiananmen Square is one of the most recognizable on Earth, 100 acres spread out under the heavy-lidded gaze of Mao Tse-tung and featured in countless cutaway shots by filmmakers needing a quick and easy emblem of China.
October 11, 2010 |
In the first whisper of a comment since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 48 hours earlier, imprisoned Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo sent word through his wife Sunday that he would dedicate the award to activists killed during 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations at Tiananmen Square, according to a human rights organization. The writer's wife, who has been held under house arrest, was escorted by police to Jinzhou Prison in northern China's Liaoning province where she was able to speak with her husband.
April 7, 2012 |
HONG KONG - A few days ago, an art professor from northern China named Li Xu was in a small Beijing gallery in the shadow of Tiananmen Square explaining the unlikely inspiration for one of his paintings: the $2.7-billion blockbuster "Avatar. " After the 34-year-old finally caught the film last year (it first opened in China in early 2010), Li wanted to see if he could marry the serenity he felt infused "Avatar"with the aesthetic of traditional Chinese painting, his primary medium.
June 4, 2000 |
Eight dissidents from northeastern China have appealed to the government to compensate those imprisoned and the families of those killed in the Tiananmen Square crackdown 11 years ago, a human rights group said Saturday. In an open letter to President Jiang Zemin and Premier Zhu Rongji, the dissidents said the government was "absolutely wrong" to crush the pro-democracy protests centered on Tiananmen Square, said the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy.
March 5, 2004 |
A democracy activist who helped organize the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests was released by China and arrived in the United States on Thursday. It was the third time in a week that Beijing acted on a case after lobbying from Washington, in what some believe are efforts to stave off a possible United Nations resolution condemning China on human rights issues. Wang Youcai, 37, a physicist, was given medical parole, said John Kamm, executive director of the Dui Hua Foundation, a rights group.
May 9, 1997 |
Hong Kong activists who plan a protest to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown vowed that the colony's hand-over to China will not stop them from commemorating the event in the future. Campaigner Szeto Wah said activists plan to hold their traditional vigil June 4 in memory of the pro-democracy protesters who died in Beijing.