tiananmen square anniversary

At Hippo, we are grateful to publish this final piece, a glimpse into Prof. Cooper's long and colorful relationship with China and further testament as to the need for both serious academic scholarship and a light-hearted perspective in such a complicated, yet beautiful world.
Photographer Xu Yong was in Tiananmen Square 26 years ago when Chinese government troops opened fire on their own people
On a week when the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, I wonder about the connection between our individual perceptions versus the collective reality of what humanity wants to change.
A second level of irony comes from understanding that Alibaba's primary business, one of China's truly innovative and well
Shame on China's regime. But shame on us, as well. Why? Because the United States laid significant groundwork for the formation of the modern, post-Tiananmen Chinese police state. And our culpability can be spelled out in four letters: PNTR (Permanent Normalized Trade Relations)
A student of China and the first U.S. representative to the People's Republic, Bush had predicted the rise of democracy as
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Twenty-five years ago, the People's Liberation Army in China opened fire on students in Tiananmen Square. But in China, the government refuses to talk about the events, and it has ordered state-run media organizations to not mention them.
Civilians hold rocks as they stand on a government armored vehicle near Chang'an Boulevard in Beijing, early June 4, 1989
If we compare electoral competitive democracy with deliberative democracy, the former undermines one-party domination, so the [Chinese Communist] Party is afraid of it. But deliberative democracy lets people add their voices to concrete policies, which makes government more responsible and accountable, without challenging the CCP. That is one of the fundamental reasons the 18th Party Congress emphasized that deliberative democracy is important for China. It involves people in the decision making process but does not change the power structure.
BEIJING –- Twenty-five years ago, anti-government protesters were gathering force in a movement that would end in a bloody
After Chen’s arrest, one of the attendees of the performance gave the Times a stirring review of the piece, which involved
The government has never released a death toll for the crackdown, but estimates from human rights groups and witnesses range
Image courtesy of reddit user Highway2Hell In memory of this dark day in history, an edited image of the iconic "Tank Man
Today marks the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on June 4, 1989, killed hundreds. While the topic is taboo in China, social media is changing the way the country commemorates this day. Helen Gao and David Wertime join Josh to discuss.
As we approach the 25th anniversary of China's crackdown in Tiananmen Square, world leaders have the opportunity to distinguish themselves from leaders of the past who, for the sake of economic progress or in the name of "national security," have turned a blind eye to atrocities committed by Chinese leaders against their own citizenry.
The gathering and miniature Goddess of Democracy are the small, but not so subtle signs of freedom that are to be cherished and coveted while still here. They are also reminders of what is not possible across the border in Mainland China.
Two decades ago, the Chinese government's crackdown in Tiananmen Square left hundreds of my fellow students dead. Since then a new generation has grown up in China, and many of them are kept in the dark about what happened on this day in China's history.
Watch Reuters report on the anniversary here: In honor of those dissidents and others, a group of Hong Kong students is re
It stood for one week, but 20 years after its birth and death, the Goddess of Democracy endures as a lasting symbol.