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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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'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.
SBS - Published

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.
The Age - Published

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

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