News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Tiananmen Square

At least 10,000 killed in 1989 Tiananmen crackdown: British cable

The estimate, given on June 5, 1989, the day after the crackdown, is almost 10 times higher than that commonly accepted at the time of several hundred to more than a thousand dead.

Dec 23, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Hong Kong student leaders say they won't contest Occupy protest charge

The Hong Kong protests that Wong and others helped drive represented one of the biggest populist challenges in decades to the leaders of China's Communist Party since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement in Beijing.

Jul 06, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

China rights website founder held over `state secrets`: Amnesty

The founder of one of China`s few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses has been formally arrested for "leaking state secrets", Amnesty International said Thursday -- the latest blow in a broad crackdown on activists.

Dec 22, 2016, 13:07 PM IST

Tiananmen Square massacre: Security tight in Beijing on anniversary of 1989 crackdown

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people were killed as tanks and troops converged on Beijing on the night of June 3-4, 1989.

Jun 04, 2016, 14:36 PM IST

After Uyghur activist Dolkun Isa, India cancels visa of Tiananmen activist Lu Jinghua

Lu Jinghua, a well-known Tiananmen Square activist, was scheduled to attend the meeting of dissidents and exiles in Himachal Pradesh.

Apr 28, 2016, 13:55 PM IST

Gas leak capped in China, no casualties reported

A major accident was today evaded by emergency workers following damage to an underground gas pipeline during repairing near the iconic Tiananmen Square.

Mar 31, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

Chinese dissidents protest British treatment of activist

Veteran Chinese pro-democracy campaigners have protested Britain's treatment of an activist detained during Chinese President Xi Jinping's pageant-filled visit to Britain.

Oct 24, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

UK police raid Tiananmen survivor's home over Xi protest

British police arrested a survivor of the Tiananmen Square crackdown and raided his home after he stepped out in front of Chinese President Xi Jinping's motorcade, police and campaigners said on Friday.

Oct 23, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

China marks Martyrs' Day at Tiananmen Square

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders on Wednesday paid tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives fighting for the country's independence.

Sep 30, 2015, 11:47 AM IST

China jails TV hacker for 12 years over anti-govt broadcast

 An engineer who hacked into a Chinese cable television system has been jailed for 12 years, state media reported, after he broadcast denunciations of the ruling Communist party -- including showing the Tiananmen Square "Tank Man" image.

Aug 05, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

Chinese dissident sets sights on seat in Taiwan Parliament

Twenty-six years after Wu`er Kaixi stood alongside young comrades to stare down People`s Liberation Army tanks in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese democracy activist has his sights set on winning a seat in Taiwan`s parliament. 

Jul 24, 2015, 11:20 AM IST

China says US calls for Tiananmen accounting are 'unprovoked accusations'

 China criticised the United States on Friday for "unprovoked accusations" in calling on Beijing to account for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

Jun 06, 2015, 10:18 AM IST

US calls for official accounting of Tiananmen Square victims

 Demanding an official accounting of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, the US today asked China to take steps to improve the human rights condition of its people, in particular ethnic and religious minorities including Tibetans.

Jun 04, 2015, 12:21 PM IST

Thousands rally in Hong Kong for Tiananmen vigil

Thousands of people streamed into a park in central Hong Kong on Thursday evening for a candlelit vigil to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

Jun 04, 2015, 09:30 AM IST

Tiananmen Mothers urge China to bear responsibility for crimes

  A group of families demanding justice for victims of China`s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown declared that the government must bear responsibility for historical crimes in the same way it has called on Japan to do so for its wartime past. 

Jun 02, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait

A Chinese court has sentenced a man to 14 months in jail for defacing the giant painting of Communist leader Mao Zedong displayed near Beijing`s Tiananmen Square, state media reported.

Apr 23, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

China mourners mark Zhao anniversary under tight surveillance

Chinese mourners on Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of the death of ousted Communist leader Zhao Ziyang under tight surveillance by the authorities, which the reformer's top aide derided as "a mockery of the rule of law".

Jan 17, 2015, 22:01 PM IST

Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai quits after democracy protest arrest

Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, has stepped down as editor-in-chief of the Apple Daily after being arrested for refusing to leave a key pro-democracy protest site in the centre of the city.

Dec 12, 2014, 09:56 AM IST

Security paranoia: '10,000 pigeons body-searched in China'

The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony today for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

Oct 01, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

Chinese broadcaster `displays anti-Communist messages`

A Chinese cable television service broadcast censored Tiananmen crackdown pictures and messages condemning the ruling Communist party, locals said, in what appeared to be a rare hacking attack.

Aug 02, 2014, 10:28 AM IST