tiananmen square

  • Tiananmen Square Anniversary
    June 4, 2014  

    Twenty-five years after hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were massacred in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, officials in the city prevented any attempt to mark the anniversary. Jeffrey Brown talks with Louisa Lim of NPR and Xiao Qiang of University of California, Berkeley for insight on how the incident is remembered, and how it helped shape today’s China. Continue reading

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    June 4, 2014  

    Twenty-five years ago, pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square were massacred indiscriminately by Chinese authorities in a government crackdown that captured the world’s attention. Today the incident garners little attention in China. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on how China marked the anniversary. Continue reading

  • October 29, 2013  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Russian contractors have been burying construction waste outside Sochi, despite a no waste pledge by the government for the Winter Olympics. The illegal dumping may taint the water supply for the games. Also, Beijing police are investigating a car crash that officials now think was a deliberate attack. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
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  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
    Continue reading

  • May 1, 2012  

    Since the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square, American presidents of both parties have struggled to balance criticism of Chinese abuses with other interests. Judy Woodruff discusses the Obama administration’s dealings with China with the Brookings Institution’s Kenneth Lieberthal and Human Rights Watch’s Sophie Richardson. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The upheaval in Egypt is reminiscent of past protest movements and rebellions that have produced varying results. Some have brought down governments and transformed societies, others have dissipated or been crushed. We highlight some of them here. Continue reading

  • March 23, 2010  

    Google announced Monday that it will move its search portal from the Chinese mainland to Hong Kong because of dissatisfaction with censorship and Internet security. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • October 1, 2009  

    In other news, markets fell on a rise in claims for unemployment benefits and drops in auto sales and factory activity, and a key Senate committee neared the end of its work on health care reform. Continue reading

  • September 11, 2009  

    Special correspondent Shannon Van Sant reports on political dissidents being committed to mental hospitals in China. Continue reading

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