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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 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,,, 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,"...