» 02/02/2009, 00.00
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.
Liu Zhihua, the last known prisoner jailed over Tiananmen protest, is freed
Mr Liu organised a strike to protest the 4 June crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Human rights groups say however that at least 30 more people are still in jail for the same reason despite the fact that the authorities have said nothing about them. By contrast, the latter fear the Mothers of Tiananmen meeting to commemorate the death of their children.
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.
31/05/2016 18:51:00 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong to remember 4 June 1989, “On this, there is no doubt”
Every year, the former British colony remembers the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Hopefully, the Student Federation “will give it a second thought”, and join the vigil, says PIME regional superior. Ding Zilin, founder and soul of the Tiananmen Mothers, will not issue an open letter to the government for the first time in 27 years. The Church continues its commitment to truth and justice.
Tiananmen massacre cautiously marked in China
For the first time since 1989, small demonstrations are held to mark the massacre in Tiananmen Square. Pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong invite mainlanders to their great march in remembrance of the victims. New Hong Kong museum attracts tourists from the mainland.
06/06/2009 HONG KONG - CHINA
Outpouring of donations at Hong Kong Vigil, they will fund an archive on Tiananmen
An estimated 194 thousand euros is collected. A museum and web search could be part of the archive project. Some Chinese blogs succeed in defeating censors and broadcast images of the Hong Kong vigil.
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