1989 Tiananmen Square protests

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 - 8:13 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 91. The official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified illness. Li, a cautious, uninspiring figure, was a...
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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 - 8:01 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 91. The official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified illness. Li, a cautious, uninspiring figure, was a...
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July 23, 2019 - 7:12 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 91. The official Xinhua News Agency said that Li died Monday of an unspecified illness. Li was a cautious, uninspiring figure...
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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Hong Kong is the only region under Beijing's jurisdiction that holds significant public commemorations of the 1989 crackdown and memorials for its victims. Hong Kong has a degree of freedom not seen on the mainland as a legacy of British rule that ended in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 04, 2019 - 11:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi-autonomous territory, even as its own civil...
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The large portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square is seen through the window of car in Beijing, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Chinese authorities stepped up security Tuesday around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, a reminder of the government's attempts to quash any memories of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 04, 2019 - 10:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China imposed an information lockdown Tuesday on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square, a stark reminder that three decades later, the possibility of...
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The large portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square is seen through the window of car in Beijing, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Chinese authorities stepped up security Tuesday around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, a reminder of the government's attempts to quash any memories of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 04, 2019 - 10:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China imposed an information lockdown Tuesday on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square, a stark reminder that three decades later, the possibility of...
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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Hong Kong is the only region under Beijing's jurisdiction that holds significant public commemorations of the 1989 crackdown and memorials for its victims. Hong Kong has a degree of freedom not seen on the mainland as a legacy of British rule that ended in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 04, 2019 - 9:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi-autonomous territory, even as its own civil...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait on Tiananmen Gate on the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Critics say the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, which left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead, set the ruling Communist Party on its present course of ruthless suppression, summary incarceration and the frequent use of violence against opponents in the name of "stability maintenance." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 04, 2019 - 7:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China went into customary lockdown Tuesday for the 30th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, a telling reminder of the ruling Communist Party's emphasis in the ensuing...
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A woman walks past a banner featuring Tiananmen Square, Beijing, which is displayed at Hong Kong's Victoria Park Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an annual candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 04, 2019 - 6:29 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were preparing for a candlelight vigil Tuesday commemorating the 30th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown, underscoring concern for Chinese human rights in the semi-autonomous territory, even as its own civil liberties are under threat...
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A woman walks past a banner featuring Tiananmen Square, Beijing, which is displayed at Hong Kong's Victoria Park Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend an annual candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 04, 2019 - 4:32 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were preparing for a candlelight vigil Tuesday commemorating the 30th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown, underscoring concern for Chinese human rights in the semi-autonomous territory, even as its own civil liberties are under threat...
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