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Troops `laughing` in Tiananmen crackdown: US document

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 05:48

Troops deployed from China`s provinces laughed as they shot randomly at pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, according to a US account declassified Tuesday for the 25th anniversary.

Wary China keeps close watch as Tiananmen anniversary arrives

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 04:58

Twenty-five years ago, Wang Nan took his camera and headed out to Beijing`s Tiananmen Square, where tens of thousands of people had gathered calling for democratic reforms.

China defends Tiananmen crackdown on eve of 25th anniversary

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 15:13

China defended the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing`s Tiananmen Square on Tuesday, the eve of the 25th anniversary, saying it had chosen the correct path for the sake of the people.

China blocks Google sites ahead of Tiananmen anniversary: Group

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 11:32

Several Google websites have been blocked in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a censorship monitoring service said.

Amnesty condemns detention of Chinese-Australian artist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:38

Amnesty International has denounced Beijing`s detention of a Chinese-Australian artist ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, calling the move part of a "merciless campaign of repression".

Tiananmen protest leaders, in US, blast China ahead of anniversary

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 03:33

Dissidents who helped spearhead the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests blasted China`s one-party rule and called on the international community to pressure Beijing into embracing democracy.

China detains Chinese-Australian artist: Report

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:06

A Chinese-Australian artist has been detained in Beijing just ahead of the Tiananmen Square anniversary, a report said Monday, with Canberra informing Beijing of its "strong interest" in the case.

Protesters march in Hong Kong ahead of Tiananmen vigil

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 22:41

Pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to call for greater political freedoms in China and an end to one-party rule, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Tiananmen activists gather in Japan to pressure Beijing

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:08

Dozens of pro-democracy activists gathered in Japan Friday to call for global pressure on Beijing, days ahead of the 25th anniversary marking the brutal crushing of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Chinese embassy`s US street urged renamed for dissident

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:16

US lawmakers called Thursday for the street outside China`s embassy to be renamed in honor of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Post-Tiananmen China wields iron fist in golden glove

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 14:54

China`s Communist Party has a tighter grip on power than ever, analysts and activists say, courtesy of its economic boom and vast surveillance mechanisms, rather than the tanks and bullets of the Tiananmen crackdown.

US House urges China to stop Tiananmen censorship

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 05:05

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged China to stop censoring news about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities enforced a tight blackout ahead of the 25th anniversary.