Tiananmen square massacre - updates

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Hong Kong's alienated youngsters split over Tiananmen vigil

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:52 PM

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.

This picture taken on May 29, 2019 shows 21-year-old student William Chan posing in front of a replica of the "Goddess of Democracy" statue from the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's youth are shunning their city's annual Tiananmen vigil, focused on fighting their own pro-democracy battles instead of commemorating a historical atrocity against compatriots from whom they feel steadily more alienated. ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

China is 'threat to world' says dissident writer

Apr 05, 2019 - 3:27 PM

(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

PATRIOT. File photo of Chinese dissident poet Liao Yiwu. Photo from wikipedia.org

Georgina Wilson's communist cap photo gets backlash online

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Georgina sister Jessica and cousin Martine Cajucom get mixed reactions for wearing the cap at Tiananmen Square

China jails man for planning Tiananmen protest: lawyer

Mar 24, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Gu Yimin faces 18 months imprisonment for planning to hold a protest to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre