Cultural Revolution was a catastrophe and Mao was responsible, China’s Communist Party upholds in landmark statement

Historic resolution adopted by top party leadership reasserts previous narrative on the decade of turmoil and bloody Tiananmen crackdown Document cements President Xi Jinping’s status on a par with Mao and Deng, seen as paving the way for him to stay on at the helm China’s Communist Party has reiterated its official verdicts on the CulturalContinue reading “Cultural Revolution was a catastrophe and Mao was responsible, China’s Communist Party upholds in landmark statement”

University of Hong Kong orders removal of Tiananmen Massacre statue after 24 years, artist ‘shocked’

“It is really difficult to remove it. It is really not fair to remove it in a week while it’s been there for 24 years,” artist Jens Galschiøt told HKFP, saying he may take legal action if it is destroyed. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has requested the now-disbanded organiser of Hong Kong’s TiananmenContinue reading “University of Hong Kong orders removal of Tiananmen Massacre statue after 24 years, artist ‘shocked’”

Hong Kong: Police raid Tiananmen Square museum

A museum commemorating the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has been raided by Hong Kong police. Officers were later seen carrying exhibits out of the June 4 Museum. Four members of the group that ran the museum, the Hong Kong Alliance, were detained on Wednesday – including prominent pro-democracy activist and barrister Chow Hang Tung.Continue reading “Hong Kong: Police raid Tiananmen Square museum”

China blasts US and EU consulates over June 4 candles

China on Saturday berated the US and EU consulates in Hong Kong for displaying candles to commemorate the June 4 Tiananmen crackdown, slamming it as a “clumsy political show” to destabilise the city. Candles were seen lit in the windows of the US consulate building, which is next to the residence of Hong Kong’s Beijing-appointedContinue reading “China blasts US and EU consulates over June 4 candles”

Hong Kong park empty for the first time in 32 years as police surround venue to prevent banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil

Wearing black, clutching flowers and candles, and waving mobile phone flashlights, Hongkongers found ways to commemorate the Tiananmen Massacre on its 32nd anniversary on Friday despite police warnings and heavy law enforcement deployment across the city. Hundreds of police officers were deployed at Victoria Park on Friday evening in anticipation of people showing up forContinue reading “Hong Kong park empty for the first time in 32 years as police surround venue to prevent banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil”

Tiananmen Massacre museum in HK closes down two days before event anniversary

Local authorities cited licensing ordinance from 1919 in closing down massacre museum A museum commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing closed down indefinitely on Wednesday (June 2), after local authorities claimed it lacked a permit. The June 4 Museum, which had only reopened three days earlier after closing down inContinue reading “Tiananmen Massacre museum in HK closes down two days before event anniversary”

Up to 5 years prison for attending Tiananmen Massacre vigil, Hong Kong gov’t warns – 1 year jail for publicising it

It said offenders may also face charges under social distancing rules after police rejected an appeal from organisers. Hong Kong’s Security Bureau has warned Hongkongers not to take part in this year’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil on June 4, or commemorative long-distance run this Sunday. “The relevant meetings and procession are unauthorised assemblies. No one shouldContinue reading “Up to 5 years prison for attending Tiananmen Massacre vigil, Hong Kong gov’t warns – 1 year jail for publicising it”

China bans Clubhouse app as thousands share stories about Xinjiang and Tiananmen Square

It was an incredible moment: a Chinese woman delivering an emotional public apology to a woman from the country’s oppressed Uyghur minority. I was one of more than 1,000 people there to witness it. It was last Sunday morning. I tuned into a chatroom on the new social media app Clubhouse — an invite-only audio-chatContinue reading “China bans Clubhouse app as thousands share stories about Xinjiang and Tiananmen Square”

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