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  • China stock index's echo of Tiananmen Square date sparks censorship(numerology and paranoia)

    06/04/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/04/12
    China stock index's echo of Tiananmen Square date sparks censorship Published June 04, 2012 Associated Press SHANGHAI – China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. In an unlikely coincidence certainly unwelcome to China's communist rulers, the stock benchmark fell 64.89 points Monday, matching the numbers of the June 4, 1989 crackdown in the heart of Beijing. In China's lively microblog world, "Shanghai Composite Index" soon joined the many words blocked by censors. In another odd twist, the index opened Monday at...
  • China: Liu dedicates Nobel prize to Tiananmen victims (getting under Chicom skin)

    10/12/2010 7:10:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/11/10 | Robert Saiget
    Liu dedicates Nobel prize to Tiananmen victims by Robert Saiget Mon Oct 11, 9:45 am ET BEIJING (AFP) – Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has tearfully dedicated his award to victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, activists said, as his wife was held under house arrest on Monday. "This award is for the lost souls of June Fourth," the US-based group Human Rights in China quoted Liu Xiaobo as telling his wife Liu Xia, referring to the bloody June 4, 1989 crackdown on democracy protests at the vast Beijing square. The 54-year-old writer, who was jailed for 11...
  • Tiananmen Square Remembered

    06/16/2010 9:56:59 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 132+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | June 16, 2010 | Emily Jaroma
    Tiananmen Square Remembered Emily Jaroma, June 16, 2010 It has been 21 years since the 1989 Tiananmen Square Democracy Movement. It was on June 4, 1989 that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Chinese protested for democracy and as a result were brutally murdered by Chinese government officials. Yesterday Initiatives for China hosted a memorial service to remember the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Many gathered to remember those who died standing for freedom as well as share their stories about what life is really like as a Chinese citizen today. The Memorial service was held at the Goddess of Democracy...
  • Stability, byword of the Tiananmen tyrants, on even shakier ground in China

    06/04/2010 6:59:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 271+ views
    The Australian ^ | 06/05/10 | Zhang Yufei
    Stability, byword of the Tiananmen tyrants, on even shakier ground in China * Michael Sainsbury and Zhang Yufei * From: The Australian * June 05, 2010 12:00AM Severe income inequality is pushing the rising power to breaking point IN late May of 1989, Zhou Dou was one of four young men, including recently jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, who began a hunger strike as tensions escalated between massed groups of students and Communist Party authorities in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Twenty-one years ago today, tensions reached breaking point and the Chinese government called in troops and killed hundreds of people in the...
  • China: 21 years later, quiet day on Tiananmen Square

    06/04/2010 6:49:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 240+ views
    AP ^ | 06/04/10 | DAVID WIVELL
    21 years later, quiet day on Tiananmen Square By DAVID WIVELL (AP) – 12 hours ago BEIJING — Throngs of tourists and kite-flyers milled around Tiananmen Square on Friday under the watchful eye of security forces on alert for any attempt to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations. But in Hong Kong, the semiautonomous Chinese territory, the annual candlelight vigil drew thousands who took advantage of the freedom of speech in this former British colony. The crowd at Hong Kong's Victoria Park was large enough to fill six football pitches, though were no official...
  • China: Chai Ling, former Tiananmen leader, has become a Christian

    05/05/2010 7:08:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 487+ views
    Asia News ^ | 05/04/10
    05/04/2010 12:54 CHINA Chai Ling, former Tiananmen leader, has become a Christian Her conversion born of her inability to change China and the pain of forced abortions that take place in his country with the one-child law "a hundred times more violent than the Tiananmen massacre." The invitation to Chinese leaders to repent and discover the forgiveness of God. Boston (AsiaNews) - Chai Ling, the only woman leader of the1989 Tiannamen Square protests, was baptized on April 4 . She had asked to become a Christian in December 2009. On the day of her baptism she explained the reasons that...
  • Tehran, Obama and the tyranny of Tiananmen Square

    06/23/2009 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Titmouse · 5 replies · 367+ views
    The Aspen Times ^ | 6/23/09 | Addison Gardner
    In Cairo, three weeks ago, President Obama credited Islam with the “enlightenment” of Europe, post Dark Ages. After praising Muslim innovation — algebra, pen and compass — (Babylonians, Chinese and Chinese) he credited his father's clan with the inception of the European Renaissance, misappropriating credit mainly due the Dark Age, Irish monks of the Catholic Church. He then blamed western “colonialism” for the disaffection of modern-day Muslims, when it was the Ottoman Muslims, themselves, who were the great subjugators of the Middle East; in fact, the entire history of Islam has been a colonization bathed in blood. From the fall...
  • REMEMBER . . . 20 YEARS AGO JUNE: Tiananmen Square Massacre

    06/13/2009 6:45:30 PM PDT · by XLSweetTea · 3 replies · 441+ views
    Youtube ^ | Recent | NA
    Goddess of Democracy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGJoaHr2QdM Hope things turn out better in Tehran . . .not that Jimmy Carter gives a flyin' crap :( .. . . . . .
  • Washington commemoration of Tiananmen overshadowed(Chicom creditor frowns)

    06/06/2009 5:48:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 265+ views
    AP ^ | 06/04/09 | FOSTER KLUG
    Washington commemoration of Tiananmen overshadowed By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press Thu Jun 4, 8:54 pm ET WASHINGTON – Activists and U.S. lawmakers looking to highlight the 20th anniversary of China's bloody crackdown at Tiananmen Square are finding their efforts overshadowed by the emergence of a China crucial to U.S. economic and diplomatic efforts around the world.
  • The palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise (remembering June 4, 1989).

    06/05/2009 5:40:19 PM PDT · by Balt · 2 replies · 402+ views
    The Priestly Pugilist ^ | June 5, 2009 | Priestly Pugilist
    "EverybodyÂ’s watching whatÂ’s going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now...." (Barak Obama). "Society in every state is a blessing; but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil, in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities are heightened by reflecting that we furnish the...
  • June 4, 1989: Massacre in Tiananmen Square

    06/03/2009 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 28 replies · 1,581+ views
    BBC ^ | June 4 | BBC
    Several hundred civilians have been shot dead by the Chinese army during a bloody military operation to crush a democratic protest in Peking's (Beijing) Tiananmen Square. Tanks rumbled through the capital's streets late on 3 June as the army moved into the square from several directions, randomly firing on unarmed protesters. The injured were rushed to hospital on bicycle rickshaws by frantic residents shocked by the army's sudden and extreme response to the peaceful mass protest. Demonstrators, mainly students, had occupied the square for seven weeks, refusing to move until their demands for democratic reform were met. The protests began...
  • Tiananmen 20 Years Later

    06/04/2009 5:08:53 PM PDT · by Zanton · 9 replies · 1,377+ views
    Today marks the dolorous 20th anniversary of the bloody crackdown and heartless massacre of Tiananmen Square by the loathsome, evil, Chinese dictators. It was a truly black day for world freedom. The idealistic, noble, and quite-brave student-led protest was basically advocating overall reform, less corruption, democracy, and liberty. But it was called a pro-"democracy" demonstration, and now it is almost exclusively remembered as being part of a pro-"democracy" movement. Well, democracy has advanced only minutely in the past two decades. Only to a scattered, inconsistent, and tiny extent do the Chinese people actually get to elect their leaders, and decide...
  • Putting Tiananmen and China Human Rights into Perspective

    06/04/2009 1:39:09 PM PDT · by buszero · 2 replies · 417+ views
    By now, we’ve seen it all before. The Liberals do something, and they call it something it’s not (i.e. The Employee Free Choice Act and The Fairness Doctrine). Such is the case with what Wang Dan calls “freedom” in defending his Olbermann-esque stance on the “Pro-Democracy” movement and calling it the “truth.” In a nutshell, many of the claims against China on the issue of “human rights” are unfounded distortions those who support Hillary Clinton and the left. Wang Dan’s claim that “the reforms my fellow students and I were advocating are the central challenges shaping China's destiny today.“ are...
  • The great Tiananmen taboo

    06/03/2009 6:52:34 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 8 replies · 692+ views
    Guardian ^ | 6.02.09 | Ma Jian
    It is 20 years since students and lecturers filled Tiananmen Square, demanding democracy, only to be crushed by tanks and fired on by the Chinese army. Banned novelist Ma Jian, who was there at the protests, returned to Beijing to find a country desperate to erase all memories of the thousands of innocent lives lost...
  • China shuts down Twitter and Bing in lead up to Tiananmen anniversary

    06/02/2009 7:32:05 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 542+ views
    uk.techcrunch ^ | June 2, 2009 | Mike Butcher
    It’s widely known that China runs a pretty tight ship - to put it mildly - on what its citizens get to see online, especially that content which exists outside of China. YouTube has been blocked for some time and although Wikipedia was blocked for a while, it’s gradually become more available. However today Chinese authorities have come down like a tonne of bricks on a number of services including Twitter, Flickr, Bing, Live.com, Hotmail.com, Blogger and a number of other sites. And that’s no joke, given that we’re talking about the Great Wall of China here.
  • 'the most barbarous suppression of the people' [Tiananmen Sq anniv; listen to Radio Beijing - then]

    06/03/2009 2:50:56 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Glenn Hauser's World of Radio podcast #1462 ^ | May 27, 2009 | Radio Beijing announcer, via Glenn Hauser's World of Radio
    Glenn Hauser's World of Radio podcast provides news of international broadcasts, especially shortwave. The podcast is available here or here for free in mp3 and realplayer audio file formats. On June 3, 1989, Radio Beijing's English Service reported, briefly, on the army massacre of civilians in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Episode #1462 of World of Radio begins with the recording of the Radio Beijing announcer's report, then the episode goes on to speculate who the announcer was and what was his fate. Transcript of Radio Beijing announcer follows:Please remember June the Third, 1989. The most tragic event happened in the Chinese...
  • China's 'socialist road' to misery

    06/03/2009 1:21:07 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 7 replies · 837+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 3, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT IS 20 YEARS since the Tiananmen Square massacre, and China's communist regime hasn't budged an inch. The government has no reason to regret its murderous crackdown during "the political storm at the end of the 1980s," a foreign-ministry spokesman in Beijing told reporters last month. "China has scored remarkable success in its social and economic development. Facts have proven that the socialist road with Chinese characteristics that we pursue is in the fundamental interests of our people." As a euphemism for dictatorial savagery, "the socialist road with Chinese characteristics" may not rise to the level of, say, "Great Leap...
  • Lessons from Tiananmen Square (And why judges like Sonia Sotomayor should study their history)

    06/02/2009 10:43:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 243+ views
    Borderfire Report ^ | Tuesday, 02 June 2009 | Erich Pratt
    And why judges like Sonia Sotomayor should study their history Sometimes a pithy bumper sticker can say it all. Twenty years ago, many gun owners silently protested the horrific events of June 4, 1989 with this simple adage: “China has gun control.” To be more specific: China’s gun control applied to anyone outside of the military and the police -- a truth that was pounded into the skulls of thousands of university students during what became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The military government responded to student protesters in 1989 with gunfire and tanks, killing thousands of defenseless people....
  • China's Prisoner of Conscience

    05/15/2009 9:12:35 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 318+ views
    Former Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang's secret journals were smuggled out of China and are to be published May 19th, for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations.
  • Tensions rise in China ahead of Tiananmen massacre anniversary

    05/14/2009 12:56:37 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies · 495+ views
    Kyodo via Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2009 | Kyodo
    An exiled dissident detained for months in China has been slapped with charges of fraud as tensions in the country rise with weeks left to the day the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square was crushed by Chinese troops 20 years ago. Zhou Yongjun, a student leader during the spring 1989 protests, was arrested by police at the end of September last year while crossing into the southern city Shenzhen from Hong Kong, a network monitoring human rights abuses in China said. "Tensions rise every year leading up to the anniversary, but there has been more tension specifically this year,"...
  • China: Netizens Defy Tiananmen Silencing(general who resisted still missing?)

    04/23/2009 5:11:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 354+ views
    RFA ^ | 04/22/09 | Wen Jian & Qiao Long
    Netizens Defy Tiananmen Silencing 2009-04-22 As the 20-year anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown approaches, Chinese netizens find ways to work around government censorship. HONG KONG—An article criticizing China's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing has appeared on an official Web site ahead of the incident’s 20-year anniversary, but it was quickly deleted from the public eye. The article was published Sunday on the Changde Dang Jian Wang Web site, which is hosted by the Communist Party committee in Changde city in China’s southern Hunan province. It was deleted later the same day. Chinese authorities have forbidden mention...
  • China: Li Peng is ill (Butcher of Tiananmen may Die Soon)

    08/22/2008 1:58:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 273+ views
    Boxun ^ | 08/20/08
    Li Peng is ill By Boxun Aug 20, 2008 - 9:07:53 PM Source told Boxun that Li Peng is sick and may die soon. Li Peng was one of the top leaders who directed Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. Both his son and daughter are CEOs of China Power companies. Recently, his son became vice-governor of ShanXi Province. Boxun reported that Li Peng pressed current leaders to promote his son to be the leaders of next generation.
  • Prominent... Pro-Life Activists Arrested and Released in China Protesting... Abortion

    08/06/2008 3:12:37 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 141+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/6/2008 | n/a
    Three American pro-life activists were arrested in Tiananmen Square and forcibly taken into custody after displaying a banner that read "Jesus Christ Is King" in both English and Chinese. They were later released Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington DC, Brandi Swindell of Generation Life in Boise, Idaho, and Michael McMonagle, National Director of Generation Life were standing in solidarity with the victims of human rights abuses, including forced abortion, religious persecution of Christians, and other denials of fundamental civil liberties. According to news reports of the incident, they called out to those around them, "End...
  • China plunges into controversy with Internet backflip

    07/30/2008 9:49:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 227+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/08 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) - The Beijing Olympics were plunged into another controversy on Wednesday as China announced a backflip on Internet freedoms for the thousands of foreign reporters covering the Games. China's decision to reverse a pledge on allowing unfettered web access proved an embarrassment for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which had repeatedly said foreign press would not face any Internet curbs in Beijing. It was also the latest in a long line of issues to have tarnished the run-up to the Olympics, which start on August 8, following controversies over pollution, human rights and terrorism threats. Beijing Olympic organising...
  • The Last Hero of Tiananmen

    07/08/2008 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 19 replies · 116+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 07.09.08 | Philip P. Pan
    The Last Hero of Tiananmen How an aging doctor became the conscience of China. Philip P. Pan,  The New Republic  Published: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Jiang Yanyong In the second half of 2003, Jiang Yanyong sat down to write a letter about what he had seen during the Tiananmen Square uprising and share it with the party's new leaders. Jiang had had a unique view of the massacre, and the words came easily, in a flood of suppressed memory and emotion. "I am a surgeon at the PLA No. 301 Hospital," he wrote. I was chief of the department of general...
  • China’s Grief, Unearthed

    06/04/2008 4:06:05 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 5 replies · 90+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/4/08 | MA JIAN
    FOR three days last month, China’s national flag flew at half-staff in Tiananmen Square to honor the victims of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan. It was the first time in memory that China has publicly commemorated the deaths of ordinary civilians. Crowds were allowed to gather in the square to express sympathy for their compatriots. Despite a death toll that has risen to nearly 70,000, the earthquake has shaken the nation back to life. The Chinese people have rushed to donate blood and money and join the rescue efforts. They have rediscovered their civic responsibility and compassion. Their grief, shock...
  • Tiananmen security tight for China massacre anniversary (June 4th, 1989)

    06/03/2008 7:17:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 120+ views
    AFP ^ | 06/03/08
    Tiananmen security tight for China massacre anniversary Tue Jun 3, 3:45 AM ET Security was tight in Beijing's central Tiananmen Square on Tuesday ahead of the 19th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests that left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead. Police vans were circling on and around the square, the focus of major bloodshed nearly a generation ago, as tourists were arriving in numbers on a grey, rainy day. The Tiananmen Massacre is a taboo subject in China and the country's state-controlled media was silent on the sensitive anniversary taking place just 66 days ahead of the Beijing Olympics....
  • China might bar (live) Tiananmen broadcasts (2008 Beijing Olympics)

    03/21/2008 1:37:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 463+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/08 | Charles Hutzler - ap
    BEIJING - China might bar live television broadcasts from Tiananmen Square during the Beijing Olympics, apparently unnerved by the recent outburst of unrest among Tibetans and fearful of protests in the heart of the Chinese capital. A ban on live broadcasts would wreck the plans of NBC and other major international networks, who have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to broadcast the Aug. 8-24 games and are counting on eye-pleasing live shots from the iconic square. The rethinking of Beijing's earlier promise to broadcasters comes as the government has poured troops into Tibetan areas wracked by anti-government protests this...
  • Scarborough: 'Green Week' Counter-Revolutionary?

    11/06/2007 4:37:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 74+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Will Joe Scarborough be sent to NBC's environmentalist re-education camp and subjected to an endless loop of "An Inconvenient Truth"? The "Morning Joe" host gave a number of hints today that he is less-than-thrilled by the doctrinaire environmentalism the network is imposing on viewers and employees alike during its "Green Week." Scarborough's very first words were a not-overly-subtle dig at the seemingly endless greenery. View video here. JOE SCARBOROUGH: Welcome to "Morning Joe." I feel, I just feel better. Panelist Mika Brzezinski was clearly sensing Joe's lack of total commitment to the cause. MIKA BRZEZINSKI: You do? SCARBOROUGH: I feel...
  • Chairman Mao's Long Arm Strikes Korean Pet Shop

    08/07/2007 8:14:11 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 16 replies · 1,597+ views
    Chosun ^ | 08.03.07
    Chairman Mao's Long Arm Strikes Korean Pet Shop The signboard of a pet shop in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province which provoked a diplomatic incident by substituting Mao Zedong's picture for a dog. This picture was posted on Web portal xiangshu (http://www.xiangshu.com). A pet shop in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province has bowed to international pressure over a sign in its window that showed the head of a dog emblazoned on Tiananmen gate. The gate in fact bears the likeness of chairman Mao Zedong. According to China抯 Global Times, the shop has now removed the offending composite picture after the Cheoin-gu district office...
  • Dueling Anniversaries: Reagan's Berlin Wall Speech and Tiananmen Square -- Unrelated events???

    06/12/2007 4:56:35 PM PDT · by nicollo · 10 replies · 366+ views
    nicollo
    June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood before that most repugnant of symbols of communism, the Berlin Wall, and demanded its destruction. On June 5, 1989, the Chinese government ordered the destruction of an inspired protest against communism, featuring a model of that great symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty.   This past week, June of 2007, these anniversaries have been noted in the news and on the web. I won't bother with the links. They're everywhere. What is not anywhere, however, is treatment or understanding of these events as related, as one in the same, connected. The...
  • Young clerk let Tiananmen ad slip past censors: paper

    06/06/2007 9:24:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 638+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 June 2007 | Reuters
    A young clerk with no knowledge of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown allowed a tribute to victims slip into the classified ads page of a newspaper in southwest China, a Hong Kong daily reported on Wednesday. The tiny ad in the lower right corner of page 14 of the Chengdu Evening News on Monday night, read: "Paying tribute to the strong(-willed) mothers of June 4 victims". An investigation was launched by Chinese authorities to find out how the advertisement slipped its way past censors. Public discussion of the massacre is still taboo in Beijing and the government has rejected calls...
  • 18th Anniversary of Tank Man in Tiananmen Square

    06/05/2007 6:40:23 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 17 replies · 919+ views
    One man with courage makes a majority. ~Andrew Jackson
  • China newspaper ad salutes Tiananmen mothers (praise the protest)

    06/04/2007 6:27:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 563+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/04/07 | Lindsay Beck
    China newspaper ad salutes Tiananmen mothers By Lindsay Beck Mon Jun 4, 12:04 PM ET An advertisement saluting mothers of students and workers killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown appeared in a newspaper in southwest China on Monday, two witnesses said, in a rare public criticism of the massacre. The advertisement, in the lower right corner of page 14 of the Chengdu Evening News, read: "Paying tribute to the strong mothers of June 4 victims," two local residents who saw it told Reuters. Police are investigating how the advertisement got into the newspaper, one local resident who requested anonymity...
  • FREE SPEECH IS NOT "PERCEPTION"

    01/27/2007 9:52:58 AM PST · by discipler · 6 replies · 387+ views
    While one of the co-founders of Google admitted that censoring Google searches in China--blocking information from Chinese citizens that their communist government would find embarrassing-- turned out to be a bad business move, the other founder, Larry Page, gave no hint that there would be a reversal of their practices. He said, "I don't think we as a company should be making decisions based on too much perception." What Mr. Page doesn't understand is that free speech is not a matter of "perception". Maybe he would understand this better if every time someone did a search for "Google", he received...
  • China: Internet cos. must obey its laws

    06/08/2006 9:03:32 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 6 replies · 490+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, June 8, 2006 | AP
    BEIJING - China welcomes foreign Internet companies working in China, but they must respect and abide by the country's laws, including those on expression, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The comments by ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao followed remarks Tuesday by Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledging the Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. Liu said China took a positive attitude toward working with companies such as Google, but any cooperation must exist "within a framework of law," and that Beijing hoped firms would abide by China's regulations. Google's Brin said the Internet company had...
  • June 4, 2006 China Tiananmen Square Arrests, MSM buries the news

    06/04/2006 4:16:44 PM PDT · by gopvideo · 312+ views
    Gopvideo News ^ | 6/4/2006 | GOP video
    China arrests demonstrators June 4, 2006 - Arrests Mark the 17th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Google China/Google.cn: No coverage Associated Press covers Arrests under "China Marks Annivesary" Yahoo News, Google News & MSN News: Also Buried under peaceful sounding headlines. Yahoo News: "China's Tiananmen Secure on Anniversary " AP Headline: "17th Tiananmen Anniversary Passes in China " While the press outlets of the world choose to avoid negative news on China, speaking about Tiananmen Square events of 1989 remains illegal.
  • China: 'Tank Man', the Tiananmen Hero...Alive in Taiwan(All Hail to Tank Man!)

    06/03/2006 11:38:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 94 replies · 15,225+ views
    Yonhap News (via daum.net) ^ | 06/04/06 | Chung Joon-ho
    /begin my translation'Tank Man,' the Tiananmen Hero...Alive in Taiwan     (Hong Kong= Yonhap News) Chung Joon-ho reporting = The  whereabout of the man who blocked tank (column) during Tiananmen Democracy Protest in 1989 and had become the symbol of the democracy movement has been finally uncovered. His name is Wang Weilin . Ming-bao of Hong Kong reported on June 4th that Wang escaped to Taiwan fleeing from Chinese authorities' dragnet at the time, and is currently an adviser (on ceramic artifacts and antiques to) Taiwan's National Palace Museum in southern Taiwan. On June 5, 1989, Wang stood in front of (a column of)  4 tanks entering Tiananmen...
  • China pays for boy, 15, killed after 1989 arrest

    05/01/2006 7:09:20 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 5 replies · 242+ views
    Guardian ^ | 05.01.05 | Jonathan Watts
    The Chinese authorities have compensated the mother of a youth who died after being beaten in police custody during the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, in the first known payment of its kind. A human rights activist said yesterday that police in Chengdu had reportedly paid 70,000 yuan (£4,800) as "hardship assistance" to Tang Deying, who has campaigned for 17 years for an official apology and redress for the death of her son.
  • Tiananmen Tank Man (Documentary)

    04/12/2006 8:54:04 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 43 replies · 6,876+ views
    PBS Frontline ^ | Antony Thomas
    PBS has set up an entire website devoted to the memory of the Tiananmen Tank Man and the massacre that ensued. The online documentary is scheduled to be released this Friday.   After all others had been silenced, his lonely act of defiance against the Chinese regime catalyzed the world. What became of him? And 17 years later, has China succeeded in erasing this event from its history?   The spring of 1989 saw the largest pro-democracy demonstration in the history of China's communist regime. The following timeline tracks how the protests began in April among university students in Beijing,...
  • (Ken ) Livingston Compares Poll Tax Riots To China Massacre (Tiananmen)

    04/09/2006 6:30:15 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 362+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2006 | Richard Spencer
    Livingstone compares poll tax riots to China massacre By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 10/04/2006) Ken Livingstone began a tour of China yesterday by comparing the Tiananmen Square massacre to London's 1990 poll tax riot. Ken Livingstone said he was considering a countdown clock like Beijing's but was uncertain where to put it Looking out over the Beijing square from the steps of the National Museum of Revolutionary History, the Mayor of London said the 1989 massacre, in which -hundreds of protesters died, was part of the city's "interesting history", like London's. "In the same way that Trafalgar Square has...
  • France - CNN compares French protests to Tiananmen Square uprising

    03/28/2006 6:38:40 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 58 replies · 6,377+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | March 28, 2006
    French protests 'Tiananmen' Washington - United States television networks on Tuesday carried widespread coverage of demonstrations in France against a controversial new youth labour law, with CNN comparing the unrest to the Tiananmen Square uprising. Several news networks, including CNN and Fox News, cut away from a live broadcast of a news conference with US secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld to show images of French riot police using water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris. CNN anchor Kyra Phillips said that images of protesters defiantly standing in front of the water cannons brought back memories of pro-democracy activists who...
  • Google: Tiananmen? Never Happened!

    01/29/2006 11:22:06 AM PST · by tbird5 · 16 replies · 949+ views
    brain-terminal.com ^ | 28 January 2006 | Evan Coyne Maloney
    Google has been taking a lot of flak, rightfully so, for censoring search results to satisfy the Chinese communist dictatorship. The search engine is placing notices on each page notifying users that items have been censored at the request of the Chinese government, so it isn't quite as bad as Microsoft's actions to placate the Chinese, which include taking down entire websites without notice, rendering them inaccessible to the entire world. Google's censorship applies only to the version of the search engine aimed at the Chinese market. Still, for a company whose motto is "Don't Be Evil," the action is...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi: Burma's iron lady

    08/02/2005 4:07:13 AM PDT · by LwinAungSoe · 6 replies · 696+ views
    greatreporter.com ^ | July 26 2005 | Vipin Agnihotri
    Referred to by the Dalai Lama as his 'little sister' this Burmese freedom fighter has tirelessly worked for democracy in her country for the last 16 years... Danubyu, Myanmar. 5 April, 1989: two months before the Tiananmen Square massacre in nearby China. A woman walks down the middle of the street, accompanied by several men. Six soldiers of the State Law and Order Restoration Council - the junta which has crushed the democracy movement and killed thousands of people in Rangoon - order the group to stop. The group pays no heed. A young army captain whips out his revolver...
  • China defector says would rather die than go home

    06/09/2005 2:28:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 692+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 9, 2005 | Michelle Nichols
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Chinese diplomat pleading for political asylum in Australia has said he would rather die than go home, as Prime Minister John Howard tried on Thursday to calm concerns the asylum bid may harm Sino-Australian relations. Howard said an application for political asylum by Chen Yonglin, a 37-year-old political affairs consul at China's Sydney consulate, would not be influenced by Australia's booming trade and economic ties with China. "Let me simply say that, just as in relation to the U.S., we have steadfastly refused to mix trade with politics and strategy and national security. So it is...
  • China defector in Australia contacts U.S. mission

    06/07/2005 1:37:14 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 307+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 7, 2005 | Michelle Nichols
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Chinese diplomat who has sought political asylum in Australia and claims spies are hunting him for aiding pro-democracy groups has contacted a U.S. consulate about his situation, an official said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy told Reuters that Chen Yonglin, a 37-year-old political affairs consul at China's consulate in Sydney, had contacted a U.S. consulate in Australia about his situation, but was unable to comment further. Local media reported on Tuesday that Chen had asked if he could defect to the United States. Chen, who has worked in Sydney for the past four...
  • Thousands at Hong Kong Vigil for Tiananmen Anniversary

    06/05/2005 6:17:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 236+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/05/05 | KEITH BRADSHER
    June 5, 2005 Thousands at Hong Kong Vigil for Tiananmen Anniversary By KEITH BRADSHER HONG KONG, June 4 - Tens of thousands of residents lighted white candles at a vigil in one of Hong Kong's largest urban parks on Saturday night to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square killings, the latest sign of the emotional hold the event still has here and in mainland China. The throngs contrasted with the heavy security in Beijing, where large numbers of uniformed and plainclothes officers prevented protests from forming. This year's anniversary follows the death on Jan. 17 of Zhao Ziyang,...
  • Hong Kong marks 16th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown

    06/04/2005 10:48:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 307+ views
    The Star (Malaysia) ^ | Saturday June 4, 2005
    HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents were set to hold a candlelight vigil Saturday to mark the 16th anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations. In Beijing, security was tight and there were no signs of public commemorations on the giant square, where 1989 student-led protests that ended when soldiers and tanks attacked, killing hundreds of people. China's Communist Party has eased many of the social controls that spurred the student-led Tiananmen protests, but still crushes protests against the event -- or any activity that it worries might threaten its monopoly on power....
  • AMNESTY [INT'L]: BEIJING MUST FACE UP TO TIANANMEN MASSACRE

    06/03/2005 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 24 replies · 552+ views
    AsisNews.it ^ | 3 June 2005 | Editors
    Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) - Amnesty International Friday called on the Chinese government to “release all people imprisoned during the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests” and “arrest those responsible for the June 4 massacre”. "Tiananmen clearly remains very much alive today for the Chinese public and the demands by Chinese citizens for justice continue," the international rights group said in a statement. "We reiterate –said also - our call on the Chinese government to conduct an independent inquiry into the killing of unarmed students and demonstrators. Those found responsible should be tried and brought to justice. We also call on the government to...
  • Author of secret Zhao (Ziyang) manuscript says leader wanted democracy

    06/02/2005 6:24:09 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 7 replies · 445+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 06.02.05
    BEIJING, (AFP) - A secret manuscript that Beijing is desperately trying to stop from being published outlines purged leader Zhao Ziyang's plea for China to abandon one-party rule and follow the path of democracy. It also airs Zhao's opinion that the government blundered in its crackdown on the 1989 democracy protests that led to hundreds, if not thousands, of citizens being killed, the author told AFP in an interview. The sensitive manuscript -- now at the center of the arrest of Hong Kong-based Singapore Straits Times reporter Ching Cheong who was detained while trying to obtain a copy of it...