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Public square in Beijing, China

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Tiananmen Square: Public square in Beijing, China
Tiananmen Square or Tian'anmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China in the square on October 1, 1949; the anniversary of this event is still observed there. Tiananmen Square is within the top ten largest city squares in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

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Frontline protesters arrive in Australia calling on Government to 'stand with Hong Kong'

A group of students from the front line of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests have travelled to Australia, asking the Federal Government to help protect them against Beijing as violence escalates and..
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Call for Hong Kongers to be given permanent protection in Australia

The Greens are calling on the government to grant Hong Kongers in Australia permanent protection, just as Bob Hawke did for Chinese people after the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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Videos for Tiananmen Square

Hong Kong on edge ahead of China's National Day [Video]Hong Kong on edge ahead of China's National Day

Hong Kong is bracing for a day of celebration and chaos on October 1st, the founding of Communist China. But first, the city has to clean up. Protests over the weekend left buildings daubed in..

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China rehearses its National Day parade [Video]China rehearses its National Day parade

China held rehearsals for upcoming national day celebrations on Oct 1 over the weekend, state TV reported on Monday (September 9). (Rough cut - no reporter narration)

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Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media..
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China's former hardline premier, Li Peng, dies at 90

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media..
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Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

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..
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China’s 'Banksy' fears 'storm is coming' after revealing identity on Tiananmen anniversary

Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao told SBS News he doesn't feel safe anywhere, fearing the Chinese Communist Party's global reach.
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Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift..
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Hong Kong holds somber Tiananmen vigil as Beijing goes into lockdown

Tens of thousands joined a somber candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on student-led democracy protesters in and around Tiananmen..
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Dissident Chinese cartoonist shows his face on Tiananmen anniversary

One of China's most prominent political cartoonists who has hidden his identity for years to avoid reprisals from the state revealed his face publicly on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of..
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Arrests, threats reported ahead of China's Tiananmen anniversary: U.N.

The United Nations human rights office told Reuters on Tuesday that it had received reports alleging that a number of Chinese citizens had been detained or threatened ahead of the 30th anniversary of..
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EU still mourns Tiananmen crackdown victims: spokeswoman

The European Union continues to mourn the victims of the Chinese government's deadly crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, the EU executive said on Tuesday.
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UK urges China to respect rights on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

Britain urged China to allow its citizens to protest peacefully and enjoy freedom of expression in a statement marking the 30th anniversary of the Chinese government's deadly crackdown on protesters in..
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Taiwan says 'unrepentant' China covering up June 4 Tiananmen crackdown

China continues to cover up the truth about the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Taiwan's president said on Tuesday, ahead of..
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Security tight in Tiananmen 30 years after students 'died for nothing'

Tourists thronged Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Tuesday amid tighter-than-usual security, although most visitors approached by Reuters said they were unaware of the bloody crackdown on student-led..
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China tightens security around Tiananmen on anniversary of crackdown

Tourists thronged Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Tuesday amid tighter-than-usual security, although most visitors approached by Reuters said they were unaware of the bloody crackdown on student-led..
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China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with U.S. statement on Tiananmen anniversary

China's embassy in the United States expressed "strong dissatisfaction" on Tuesday towards the United States' remarks on the 30th anniversary of the Chinese government's bloody crackdown on student-led..
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On Tiananmen anniversary, Taiwan says China continues to cover up crackdown

China continues to cover up the truth about the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Taiwan's president said on Tuesday, ahead of vigils in the..
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Australia queries human rights in China

Thirty years on from the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Australian government says it continues to be concerned about freedom of expression in China.
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Refinitiv blocks Reuters stories on Tiananmen from its Eikon platform

Under pressure from China's government, financial information provider Refinitiv has removed from its Eikon terminal Reuters news stories related to the 30th anniversary of the bloody suppression of..
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Pompeo urges China to release human rights prisoners to mark Tiananmen crackdown

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising this week by releasing all prisoners jailed for fighting human rights..
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Taiwan urges China to 'repent' for Tiananmen, China paper says event is merely history

China must "sincerely repent" for the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago, Taiwan said on Monday, as a Chinese newspaper said nobody in..
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The Tiananmen Square protester using raw meat to send a message to China

Artist Guo Jian was detained in China over his controversial model of Tiananmen Square in 2014. Now in Australia, he is making another one to mark 30 years since the massacre.
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On Tiananmen anniversary eve, Taiwan urges China to 'repent'

China must "sincerely repent" for the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago and promote democratic reforms, Taiwan's government said on Monday..
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Taiwan urges China to 'repent' for Tiananmen crackdown, push for democratic reforms

China must "sincerely repent" for the bloody crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators on and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago and promote democratic reforms, Taiwan's government said on Monday..
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Twitter apologizes for blocked China accounts ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Twitter Inc has apologized for suspending accounts critical of Chinese government policy days ahead of the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, after an..
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Chinese defense minister says Tiananmen crackdown was justified

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the "correct" decision, citing the country's "stability"..
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Thirty years after Tiananmen, protesters' goals further away than ever

Three decades after China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square, increased government suppression of rights activism has pushed the demonstrators'..
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China military says shouldn't say Tiananmen protests were 'suppressed'

China's Defence Ministry on Thursday took exception to the use of the word "suppression" to refer to how the military put down pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square three..
Reuters - Published

'Like it happened yesterday': Soldier’s shame at Tiananmen Square, 30 years on

Li Xiao Ming was in the army ordered to suppress student protestors in Beijing on 4 June 1989. Though he says his battalion was not actively involved, three decades on and living in Australia, he wants..
SBS - Published

Soldier reveals his shame over Tiananmen Square massacre, 30 years on

Li Xiao Ming was in the army ordered to suppress student protestors in Beijing on 4 June 1989. Though he says he did nothing wrong, three decades on and living in Australia, he wants to make sure the..
SBS - Published

Veteran cleric and Hong Kong democrat keeps up quest for 'historical truth' of Tiananmen

Veteran Hong Kong democracy campaigner and Baptist cleric Chu Yiu-ming was in his mid-40s when he joined demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, just before a bloody crackdown that..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: China's post-Tiananmen re-emergence onto the world

Next Tuesday, June 4, marks 30 years since China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people.
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Timeline: From reform hopes to brutal crackdown - China's Tiananmen protests

Next Tuesday, June 4, marks 30 years since China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people.
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Hong Kong protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square..
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China's robot censors crank up as Tiananmen anniversary nears

It's the most sensitive day of the year for China's internet, the anniversary of the bloody June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square, and with under two weeks to go, China's robot..
Reuters - Published

'Bob Hawke decided my fate': Chinese Australians pay tribute to late prime minister

Chinese Australians are paying tribute to the late prime minister Bob Hawke, saying he changed their lives forever after accepting thousands in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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From the Archives: Hawke weeps as he tells of massacre

Six days after the 1989 massacre at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Bob Hawke wept along with hundreds of mourners at a memorial service at Parliament House.
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Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blocked in China ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Authorities in China have blocked Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia's owner said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Germany's Leica moves to distance itself from Tiananmen video

Germany's Leica Camera AG has distanced itself from a promotional video that depicts a news photographer covering democracy protests at Tiananmen Square amid a backlash on social media and broad..
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'Tank man' video for Leica sparks outcry in China ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Germany's Leica Camera AG drew criticism on Chinese social media over a video depicting a news photographer covering the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square..
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China's Xi urges teachers of political courses to tackle 'false ideas'

Chinese educators must respond to "false ideas and thoughts" when teaching political and ideological classes, President Xi Jinping said, in a sensitive year that marks the 30th anniversary of..
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