Rappler's latest stories on Tiananmen
At least 13 leading activists appear in court on Monday, July 13, to be formally charged with 'inciting' an unlawful assembly, which carries up to 5 years in jail
Zoom is the latest in a long line of western social media and tech companies which have found themselves struggling to deal with the demands of authoritarian governments in lucrative overseas markets
Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance, says he has been locked out of Zoom since May 22 when his group tried to host an online discussion on China's influence around the world
The activists say that company may have been under direct pressure from China's communist leaders
(UPDATED) Police arrest some demonstrators in one shopping area, in scenes reminiscent of 7 months of violent protests in 2019, although they allow the main rally to proceed
Hundreds of people, mostly students, were killed on June 4, 1989 in Tiananmen Square during the Chinese Communist Party's suppression of demonstrations calling for democratic reforms
Police reject permission for this year's rally saying it would 'constitute a major threat to the life and health of the general public'
The candlelight vigil usually attracts huge crowds and is the only place on Chinese soil where such a major commemoration of the anniversary is still allowed
'For 30 years, we've been the organizer of the exhibition and we have always been happy to cooperate with the bureau and follow instructions,' says a Facebook post by the Democratic Development Union
Charlie Cole's photograph of 'Tank Man' has become one of the defining images of the 20th century
Li Peng is reviled by activists as the 'Butcher of Beijing' for his role in the military's brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations on June 4, 1989
Tiananmen is a ghost of our past that will continually haunt us and the world
The eye-catching spectacle – in which tens of thousands of Hong Kongers clutched candles, sang defiant songs and listened to emotional speeches – is the only place in China were such commemorations can be safely held
(UPDATED) In Hong Kong, thousands of people are gathering Tuesday night, June 4, for a candlelight vigil tinged with symbolism as the city struggles to preserve its cherished freedoms.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo salutes the 'heroic protest movement,' which he says still stirs 'the conscience of freedom-loving people around the world'
The Global Times' English-language edition hails the Chinese government's handling of what it called the 'incident' in an editorial titled, 'June 4 immunized China against turmoil'
Hong Kong remains the only territory on Chinese soil where crowds are allowed to gather in public to commemorate the bloody Tiananmen crackdown
3 decades on, the crackdown remains one of the most sensitive subjects in mainland China and any mention is strictly censored. Here are 5 key moments from that tumultuous spring
Twitter says it may have made 'errors' in its ongoing effort to clear up accounts 'engaging in various forms of platform manipulation'
'It is no longer just the Chinese democracy activists' responsibility to bring China to freedom and democracy, nowadays the whole world share a piece of blame and responsibility,' says Wu'er Kaixi, a student leader during the 1989 protests
Hong Kong is the only place inside China where public commemorations, like the Tiananmen vigil, can be safely held. Yet youngsters are becoming a rarer sight.
Thirty years after the killings of June 4, 1989, the Chinese government still keeps a lid on what really happened and how many died on that fateful day.
Discussions of the 1989 pro-democracy protests and its military suppression are taboo in China, and authorities have rounded up or warned activists, lawyers and journalists ahead of the anniversary each year
(UPDATED) 'My dream is that China splits up into 10 or so countries. Because China as it is today is a threat for the whole world,' Liao Yiwu says as his latest book, 'Bullets and Opium', is published in France
Yuan Mu defended the Chinese government after soldiers of the People's Liberation Army fired on unarmed pro-democracy protesters
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has seen tens of thousands gather at the candlelit vigil in Victoria Park since 1990, while any mention of Beijing's brutal crackdown on students calling for democracy on June 4, 1989, remains strictly censored in the mainland
The estimate is almost 10 times higher than the figure commonly accepted after the Chinese army's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing
Georgina sister Jessica and cousin Martine Cajucom get mixed reactions for wearing the cap at Tiananmen Square
This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world
But the commemoration of the brutal 1989 crackdown in China s Tiananmen Square is struggling for support among younger generations
3rd UPDATE Semi autonomous Hong Kong is the only location on Chinese soil to see a major commemoration to mark the military s brutal crushing of pro democracy protests in central Beijing in 1989
Ties with China have rapidly cooled since Beijing sceptic Tsai Ing wen won the presidency in January with China highly distrustful of her traditionally independence leaning Democratic Progressive Party
It comes weeks after China sceptic Tsai Ing wen was sworn in as president succeeding Ma Ying jeou who oversaw an unprecedented eight year rapprochement with Beijing
The city is deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader
Search teams recover 40 bodies of Air Asia passengers from the sea China blocks all access to Gmail Landslides and floods from Tropical storm Seniang kill at least 30 in the Philippines
We hope that Hong Kong s fight for suffrage will resonate more with our countrymen who have not fully learned to value the power of the vote
On the Chinese mainland the story is being spun to match a different narrative – one in which the demonstrators are violent extreme and being manipulated by foreign forces
China executes 8 people involved in the 2013 suicide car crash in Tiananmen Square
One other person is given life in prison for the violent terrorist attack that killed two tourists last October
The Tiananmen assault on June 4 1989 is still a taboo topic for a nation that bars political reform despite its dramatic economic transformation
Calling it an enormous historical wound Taiwan s president hopes China will consider its actions to ensure a tragedy of that magnitude does not happen again
China quashes public memories of the 1989 crackdown censoring any mention of the incident and imposing smothering security in central Beijing
Miriam Santiago steps down as ICC judge SC stops BIR from requiring doctors to disclose fees China blocks Google ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Gu Yimin faces 18 months imprisonment for planning to hold a protest to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre
However the body of Rizalina Bunyi was left in China for an autopsy
China s top security official says the East Turkestan Islamic Movement was a behind the scenes supporter of the attack of Tiananmen Square
Uighur organizations dismiss accusations as an excuse to justify religious and security restrictions
The 5 suspects are linked to the mainly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority Beijing has blamed Uighur groups for other terrorist attacks
A police notice issued to hotels in the capital named 8 suspects who appeared mostly to be from China s mainly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority