Tiananmen Square

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protesters tell us why this might be their “last chance” to defy Beijing

“This time, I realized that I really had to do something.”
Laurel Chor

How China Is Wiping Memories of Tiananmen Square off the Internet

“A lot of people from my generation don't even know this existed.”
David Gilbert
Side Effects

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
asia & pacific

A Tiananmen Leader-Turned US Army Chaplain Is Desperate to Visit His Dying Mother in China

Former Tiananmen Square leader Xiong Yan says he has spent two years asking for permission to return to visit China, but claims he is being ignored because he is still seen as a dissident.
Sally Hayden

China Wants to Rid Its Universities of 'Western Values'

The country’s leaders worry that reforms implemented more than three decades ago have allowed non-traditional ideas and teachings to undermine communist ideology and Chinese culture.
Samuel Oakford

This Dissident Really Wants to Go Home, but China Refuses to Arrest Him

Wu'er Kaixi was a leader in the Tiananmen Square protests and believes he's top of Beijing's most-wanted list. Yet he says he can't get arrested as China refuses to acknowledge the 1989 demonstrations and subsequent massacre.
Sally Hayden

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
Opinion and Analysis

Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary: The Day the World Saw China's Totalitarianism in Action

The Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 cemented a particular international image of China. But what does it mean inside the country?
Nick Holdstock