Tiananmen massacre - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tiananmen massacre


Taiwan urges Beijing to acknowledge Tiananmen crackdown

Jun 04, 2020 - 2:47 PM

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

A man wearing a face mask walks in front of Tiananmen during the 31st anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests, in Beijing on June 4, 2020. NOEL CELIS / AFP

Macau bans Tiananmen exhibition for first time in 30 years, says activist group

May 13, 2020 - 2:45 PM

'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

Police officers patrol an area outside Beijing's Tiananmen Square (back) on World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2020. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang nabuburang alaala ng Tiananmen

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Tiananmen is a ghost of our past that will continually haunt us and the world

Twitter apologizes for suspending accounts critical of China

Jun 02, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Twitter says it may have made 'errors' in its ongoing effort to clear up accounts 'engaging in various forms of platform manipulation'

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China detains activists, mutes livestreams ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

May 31, 2019 - 8:25 AM

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

HONG KONG REMEMBERS. Pro-democracy activists attend a march in Hong Kong on May 26, 2019 to commemorate the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

China confirms death of ex-gov't spokesman who denied Tiananmen deaths

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Yuan Mu defended the Chinese government after soldiers of the People's Liberation Army fired on unarmed pro-democracy protesters

MORE KILLED? An activist sits in front of a poster of the 'Tank Man' a popular figure related to the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. File photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

The week in photos: June 2-8, 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:52 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INDEPENDENCE DAY DISPLAY. Mall goers in Rizal on June 8, 2018, look on the 120 miniature jeepneys arranged to form a Philippine Flag in celebration of the country's 117th Independence Day. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

At least 10,000 killed in 1989 Tiananmen crackdown – British cable

Dec 23, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The estimate is almost 10 times higher than the figure commonly accepted after the Chinese army's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing

An activist sits in front of a poster of the "Tank Man" photo at his stall in Hong Kong on June 4, 2016, ahead of the commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE