Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

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Originally published by Reuters on June 17, 2019 GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations’ top human rights body to investigate Beijing’s deadly crackdown 30 years ago.  Wang Dan and 21 others, backed (read more…)

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Tiananmen survivors urge UN to investigate China’s 1989 crackdown

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Originally published by Nikkei Asian Review on June 17, 2019 TOKYO — Victims and survivors of the Tiananmen crackdown on June 4, 1989, have jointly submitted an official complaint to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, and are demanding an investigation into events. With the assistance of nongovernmental organization Chinese (read more…)

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As protests turn violent, State Dept. issues warning to Hong Kong government

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Originally published by World Tribune on June 4, 2019 In a strong statement in support of massive demonstrations in Hong Kong, the U.S. State Department warned: “The continued erosion of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework puts at risk Hong Kong’s long-established special status in international affairs.” Hundreds of police (read more…)

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RSF and NGO coalition demand Hong Kong bill threatening journalists to be withdrawn

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Originally published by The Tibet Post on June 11, 2019 Paris-based international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), along with 73 other NGOs, urges Hong Kong to abandon the bill that would allow China to extradite journalists and their sources. In a letter sent on June 6th to Carrie (read more…)

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72 injured as Hong Kong police clash with protesters

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Originally published by Nikkei Asian Review on June 12, 2019 HONG KONG — Protests in Hong Kong against a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China turned violent on Wednesday afternoon, with police firing rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds that (read more…)

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Beijing, Hong Kong differ on Tiananmen anniversary

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Originally published by The Blade on June 5, 2019 BEIJING — Thirty years after Chinese soldiers killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators in Beijing and other cities, memories of the violence remain fraught, with China detaining activists, tightening censorship, and denouncing calls for a full accounting of the bloodshed. The (read more…)

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How China Is Wiping Memories Of Tiananmen Square Off The Internet

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Originally published by Associated Press on June 4, 2019 It was a Friday evening in May in the Nanxi district of Yippin, a Chinese city of around 4.5 million people, when Deng Chuanbin posted a picture of a bottle of wine on Twitter. The bottle’s label featured the word “ba (read more…)

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Tiananmen Anniversary Draws Silence in Beijing but Emotion in Hong Kong

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Originally published by The New York Times on June 4, 2019 BEIJING — Thirty years after Chinese soldiers killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators in Beijing and other cities, memories of the violence remain fraught, with China detaining activists, tightening censorship and denouncing calls for a full accounting of the (read more…)

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A Singer Goes Missing In China’s Effort To Erase Tiananmen

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Originally published by Associated Press on June 1, 2019 BEIJING (AP) — It has been three months since Chinese rock musician Li Zhi disappeared from public view. First, an upcoming tour was canceled and his social media accounts were taken down. Then his music was removed from all of China’s (read more…)

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‘Wave of persecution’ ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

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Originally published by Sunday Independent on June 2, 2019  China has reportedly detained or threatened dozens of people as part of a “wave of persecution” targeting those seeking to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tuesday will be the 30th anniversary of the infamous crackdown, which saw the (read more…)

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Fears for future of Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum as activists face crackdown ahead of anniversary

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Originally published by The Telegraph on June 1, 2019  Tucked away on the tenth floor of a Hong Kong commercial building sits the world’s only museum commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, the peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations shut down after Chinese soldiers opened fire on thousands. The 100-square-metre room is a (read more…)

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Tiananmen Square: Dozens of activists detained or threatened in ‘wave of persecution’ ahead of 30th anniversary

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Originally published by The Independent on May 31, 2019  China has reportedly detained or threatened dozens of people as part of a “wave of persecution” targeting those seeking to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tuesday will be the 30th anniversary of the infamous crackdown, which saw the Chinese army (read more…)

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