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Media censorship and anti-liberal crackdown as June 4th Anniversary approaches
As the Tiananmen anniversary approaches media in Guangdong are ordered not to publish bad news, told to follow official, not foreign media. Liberal magazine website is suspended. Well-known Charter 08 is dismissed.
A group of 1989 dissidents allowed to pay their respects to Zhao Ziyang
Pressure mounts for release of Zhao Ziyang
02/02/2009 HONG KONG – CHINA
HK pro-democracy activists to invite exiled dissidents to commemorate Tiananmen Square crackdown
Meetings, forums and seminars are planned to lead up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Beijing will probably refuse visas to “counterrevolutionaries” involved in the 1989 event.
Zhou Yongjun, who was in Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989, is arrested
After fleeing to the United States the student leader tried to re-enter China last year but was caught by police. Now after months of secret detention he is charged with fraud. Dui Hua Foundation says at least 30 people are still in prison for their presence in Tiananmen Square on that fateful night.
08/05/2007 HONG KONG – CHINA
Legislative Council blocks motion condemning Tiananmen repression
The president of the body, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, blocked the motion that calls on the government to shed light on what happened during the massacre on 4 June 1989. Those pushing for the motion say the most important thing is that the pro-democracy movement is remembered.
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