» 06/04/2011, 00.00
More arrests and abductions to suffocate Tiananmen
Bao Tong was taken from home to an undisclosed location. Ziling Ding, founder of the Mothers of Tiananmen, is under house arrest. Threats to dozens of activists and dissidents in Shaanxi, Jiangsu, Guangdong. The current situation is similar to the time of Tiananmen: injustice, corruption, nepotism.
Beijing: For the 21st anniversary of Tiananmen, thousands of tourists and (some) police
Security forces guard the area, but keep a low profile. The leaders of the Tiananmen Mothers promote a small memorial in memory of their children and other victims. Bao Tong: the massacre of June 4 has blocked the development of China.
Tiananmen psychosis: Even Bao Tong, who wanted to stop the massacre, is arrested
It is the first time that police have detained the statesman around June 4. In the past he had always been invited to take a "forced vacation" away from Beijing. At least 80 people including activists, lawyers, academics, Christians have been arrested, isolated and interrogated to prevent any commemoration of Tiananmen. Silence on the number of deaths . In the aftermath of the massacre the Red Cross said there were 2600 deaths, but later retracted that figure.
87 year old author of book on Zhao Ziyang arrested
Zong Fengming, who has recently published a book on the communist secretary expelled from the party for having opposed the student massacre, was taken by force to a military hospital. Since then, his whereabouts unknown.
02/04/2008 HONG KONG - CHINA
Martin Lee, Hong Kong's "father of democracy", resigns
As he approaches the age of 70, Martin Lee Chu-ming announces his withdrawal from political life. The founder of the Democratic Party, and banned from China for his support of the Tiananmen Square movement, Lee asks his fellow party members to continue their struggle for a good political system. Without this, nothing but harm will result.
26/09/2005 CHINA HONG KONG
HK pro-democracy lawmakers and Chinese Communist officials talk about Tiananmen
For the first time since 1989 members of Hong Kong Democratic Party visit Guangdong. A small step towards dialogue, but the "way is still long".
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