Tiananmen Square

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Someone Put the Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ Image in the Bitcoin Blockchain to Troll China

TFW you accidentally do a free speech.
Jordan Pearson

China Detains Two Men for Selling Booze Commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre

State authorities in the Southwestern province of Sichuan just detained two men for trying to sell and promote limited-edition bottles of baijiu bearing labels that commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Alex Swerdloff

If China Ever Uses Copyright to Censor Tank Man, It Will Be America’s Fault

Now that Bill Gates has sold photos of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests to Visual China Group, we should think about the copyright dystopia we’ve created.
Sarah Jeong

China’s Last Communist Village

Nanjie used to be a shining example of communism at work. Today, it's a fading time capsule where young Chinese nationals can indulge their 'Maostalgia.'
Tim Fenby

Chinese Street Artist Zhang Dali Evolves in New York

"I stopped spray-painting the Beijing streets in 2006," says Zhang, China's best-known graffiti artist. "Graffiti is the fashion in China these days and has lost its meaning as protest." Still, his new show in Manhattan is drawing plenty of die-hards...
Daniel Genis

The 25th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Demonstrations Was Business as Usual

Given the amount of preemptive arrests of lawyers and activists and added security over the last few weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, I knew the chances of anything happening were slim. Either way, I...
Christopher Fujita
VICE Loves Magnum

There's More to Stuart Franklin Than the Most Famous Photo of the 20th Century

Stuart Franklin is probably best known for his photo of an average-looking man with some groceries defying a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square. He also talked about art school's effect on his work, the difference between approach and style, what "news...
Bruno Bayley
Motherboard Blog

Tiananmen, Dark Matter and the Mystery of the Tank Man

No one yet knows for sure who the Tank Man was, or what happened to him after he stood in front of a line of tanks at Tiananmen the morning of June 4th, 23 years ago, after the military arrived to force out the students and workers who had occupied the...