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Vigils in Hong Kong, Taiwan Mark Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong have marked the 23rd anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square protests and the deadly government crackdown that followed. Demonstrators held a candlelight vigil Monday, shouting “long live democracy” and “never forget June 4.” Hundreds of demonstrators also gathered in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. The demonstrations in Hong Kong and […]

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China Rejects US Call to Release Tiananmen Prisoners

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign ministry has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with a U.S. call for Beijing to free all those still imprisoned for the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations. Responding to a question from the VOA Mandarin service, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters that the U.S. State Department call was a gross intervention in China’s internal affairs […]

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China Rejects US Call to Release Tiananmen Prisoners

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign ministry has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with a U.S. call for Beijing to free all those still imprisoned for the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations. Responding to a question from the VOA Mandarin service, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters that the American call was a gross intervention in China’s internal affairs and a […]

Thousands Mark Anniversary of China’ s Tiananmen Square Crackdown

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Chinese cities of Beijing and Hong Kong were the scenes Saturday of demonstrations to mark the 22nd anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown during which hundreds, perhaps thousands, died. It was on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese government sent tanks and soldiers into the square in central Beijing, the Chinese capital, to […]

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US, Taiwan Call for Accountability on Tiananmen Anniversary

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Taiwan have pressed China to release dissidents and fully address the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations around Tiananmen Square 22 years ago. The U.S. State Department issued its statement Friday, on the eve of the anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown — when China’s government sent tanks and troops into […]