1989 Tiananmen Square protests

Army vehicles roll down during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 01, 2019 - 3:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Trucks carrying weapons including a nuclear missile designed to evade U.S. defenses rumbled through Beijing on Tuesday as the Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a military parade that showcased its emergence as an increasingly ambitious global power. The...
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A man holds a placard as a group of Hong Kong residents waving U.K. flags demonstrate requesting right to British residency, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, outside the British embassy in Hong Kong while the celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary is taking place in Beijing. Police used pepper spray to break up a brief scuffle Tuesday between Beijing supporters and a small group of pro-democracy protesters who were marching in Hong Kong on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
October 01, 2019 - 2:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Protesters are paving the streets of central Hong Kong with fake bank notes they usually use at funerals, tossing wads of them into the air as they march in black. The notes, many marked...
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Chinese military personnel march during the parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 01, 2019 - 2:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Multiple rallies are taking place in Hong Kong in defiance of a police ban as pro-democracy protesters vent their anger at China's central government, which they say is chipping away at...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a toast after delivering his speech at a dinner marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Xi on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 30, 2019 - 7:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Xi made his remarks at a reception on the eve of a...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks past an honor guard as he approaches the Monument to the People's Heroes during a ceremony to mark Martyr's Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Xi led other top officials in paying respects to the founder of the communist state Mao Zedong ahead of a massive celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
September 30, 2019 - 4:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping led other top officials Monday in paying respects to the founder of the Communist state, Mao Zedong, ahead of a massive celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary that will emphasize its rise to global prominence...
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Members of a Chinese honor guard stand in formation before a ceremony to mark Martyr's Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, ahead of a massive celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
September 30, 2019 - 2:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping led other top officials Monday in paying respects to the founder of the communist state, Mao Zedong, ahead of a massive celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary that will emphasize its rise to global prominence...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 90, INSTEAD OF 91 - In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, former Chinese Premier Li Peng, places his hands around his neck during the closing session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died on Monday July 22, 2019 of unspecified illness. He was 90. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 23, 2019 - 11:49 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of former Chinese Premier Li Peng is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls. Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 90, INSTEAD OF 91 - In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, former Chinese Premier Li Peng, places his hands around his neck during the closing session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died on Monday July 22, 2019 of unspecified illness. He was 90. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 23, 2019 - 10:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. He was 90. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 90, INSTEAD OF 91 - In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, former Chinese Premier Li Peng, places his hands around his neck during the closing session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died on Monday July 22, 2019 of unspecified illness. He was 90. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 23, 2019 - 9:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. He was 90. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, former Chinese Premier Li Peng attends the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died. He was 91. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 23, 2019 - 8:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died. He was 90. The official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified illness. Li, a cautious, uninspiring figure, was a...
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