» 06/05/2012, 00.00
Shanghai Stock Exchange falls under Tiananmen censure
Data exchanges blocked because the index had closed at 64,89: the date of the massacre. Censored the words "today", "tank", "never forget" and even "candle" (in Hong Kong and China those killed are remembered by lighting a candle in the night). Since Tiananmen, there are still 12 thousand prisoners serving their sentence as "counterrevolutionaries."
Pro-democracy activist Wang Rongqing sentenced to six years for "subversion"
He is one of the veterans of the pro-democracy movement. The heavy sentence demonstrates that the government intends to suffocate the spread of democratic ideas, following the publication of the Charter 08. Beijing also fears demonstrations in 2009, the 20th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen. Wang Rongqing has also written in defense of religious freedom.
04/06/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Tiananmen Square under control for June 4. In Hong Kong prepares vigil to remember those killed
Police and security personnel in riot gear. Tourists stopped; journalists threatened. Chinese media claim there is a plan by "Western anti-Chinese forces" to hit China. At least 150 thousand people expected at Victoria Park Vigil. Many mainland Chinese arriving secretly to commemorate those killed in the massacre.
The world remembers Tiananmen, controversy between the US and China
Hillary Clinton: reveal the names of the dead and release those being held in prison since 1989. China responds calling it “grave interference” in internal affairs. Worldwide vigils are held, 100 thousand expected for the annual Victoria Park gathering in Hong Kong. The President of Taiwan criticises Beijing.
02/06/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, thousands take to streets for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre
Ahead of the great vigil on the eve of June 4, the Democratic Alliance challenges a pro-China demonstration on the hottest day of the year, to demand the truth and justice over the repression of the democratic movement of 1989 .
Tiananmen 20 years on
As of today AsiaNews will begin to publish a dossier on the 20th anniversary of the massacre of Tiananmen Square, which took place on June 4th 1989. It will include interventions from the protagonists of the democracy movement of that time and of today. They will speak of the past, but above all, they will speak of the needs and urgent issues that China faces in the present and the future.
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