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Man who defaced Mao's portrait freed after 17 years
The man, a young journalist when he was arrested in 1989, was released yesterday. He was charged and jailed with two friends. At least 70 other people are still in prison from the 1989 protests.
Tiananmen massacre still continues today
Eighteen years since the repression of the anti-corruption and pro-democracy movement, Han Dongfang, founder of the first free Chinese trade union, looks at the current situation of human and civil rights in his country and warns that continued repression and terror against the people can only undermine society as a whole.
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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.
The truth about China and the Olympic Games
Chinese leaders need the Olympic Games to be legitimate in the eyes of the world and show off their successes. However, the stability they achieved is a consequence of the Tiananmen massacre. More importantly, keeping up appearances and saving face cannot hide the fact that the government in Beijing is incapable of providing justice to its people. Here is an essay by one of the most influential dissidents in today’s China.
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.
Amnesty: Beijing must face up to Tiananmen massacre
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