Global  

Tiananmen Square

Public square in Beijing, China

Tiananmen Square    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Tiananmen Square: Public square in Beijing, China
Tiananmen Square or Tian'anmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China in the square on October 1, 1949; the anniversary of this event is still observed there. Tiananmen Square is within the top ten largest city squares in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen amid China national anthem bill vote [Video]

Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen amid China national anthem bill vote

Contentious bill adds to tension over Beijing influence in territory that is only place in China to mark 1989 crackdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published
Hong Kong passes controversial national anthem bill [Video]

Hong Kong passes controversial national anthem bill

Hong Kong's Legislative Council passed a bill on Thursday that would criminalize disrespect of China's national anthem, a move critics see as the latest sign of Beijing's tightening grip on the city...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:15Published

Zoom says it acted on Tiananmen accounts after China demand

zoom says it acted on tiananmen accounts after china demand
US video-conference company says accounts were briefly suspended because it could not block individual participants. ......
WorldNews - Published

Zoom suspends account of US-based Chinese activists after Tiananmen meeting

The video conference app is already facing scrutiny over its security and privacy controls.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

China says ex-soccer star's call for ouster of Communist Party is 'absurd'

China on Friday called retired soccer star Hao Haidong's remarks "absurd" after the celebrated player called for the ouster of the ruling Communist Party in a video released on Thursday, the 31st..
Reuters - Published

Dozens in Hong Kong stage pro-democracy protest in shopping mall

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters marched through a shopping mall on Friday, chanting pro-democracy slogans a day after thousands defied a police ban to hold a vigil for the anniversary of China's..
Reuters - Published

U.S. warship sails through Taiwan Strait on Tiananmen anniversary

A U.S. warship sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Thursday, the U.S. and Taiwanese militaries said, on the same day as the 31st anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy..
Reuters - Published

White House, on Tiananmen anniversary, urges China to respect human rights

The White House, in statement on the 31st anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, urged Beijing on Thursday to respect human rights, fulfill its commitments on Hong Kong and end persecution..
Reuters - Published

‘Tiananmen focus to reveal how China treats its own’

Organiser editor Praful Ketkar told TOI the intent behind the cover story was to highlight that China’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, where it has suppressed figures and blocked a probe into the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen

Police pepper-sprayed some Hong Kong protesters on Thursday who defied a ban to stage candlelight rallies in memory of China's bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown, accusing Beijing of..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Police fire pepper spray during Hong Kong Tiananmen memorials

Police fired pepper spray at Hong Kong protesters on Thursday who were defying a ban to stage candlelit rallies in memory of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown while accusing Beijing of..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray to disperse Tiananmen protesters

Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters who gathered in Hong Kong's working class district of Mong Kok on Thursday night to mark the 31st anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on democracy..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: What people said in Hong Kong on Tiananmen anniversary

People in Hong Kong commemorated on Thursday the bloody 1989 democracy crackdown by Chinese troops at Tiananmen Square by lighting candles, after police banned the annual vigil citing coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Defying police ban, Hong Kongers hold Tiananmen candle memorial

Thousands defied a police ban to gather with candles in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark China's bloody Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown in 1989 and accuse Beijing of stifling freedoms too on their..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Hong Kong lawmakers pass controversial China anthem bill

The bill, passed on the Tiananmen Square anniversary, makes it a crime to insult China's anthem.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kongers to mark Tiananmen anniversary with "candles everywhere", online vigil

People in Hong Kong planned to light candles across the city on Thursday to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square, circumventing a ban imposed on the..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Protest disrupts Hong Kong legislative debate over China national anthem bill

Police and firefighters entered Hong Kong's legislature on Thursday after two pro-democracy lawmakers threw foul-smelling liquid to protest against China's "murderous" crackdown by Chinese troops in..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Tiananmen anniversary: Hong Kongers mark crackdown despite ban

Many will mark the anniversary at home but police say they will disperse groups who gather outside.
BBC News - Published

Today in History for June 4th

Highlights of this day in history: Chinese troops crush a pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square; World War II's Battle of Midway begins; Henry Ford tests his quadricycle; Bruce..
USATODAY.com - Published

Candles to light up Hong Kong on fraught Tiananmen anniversary

Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city on Thursday, circumventing a ban on the usual..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Vigil banned, Hong Kong set to commemorate Tiananmen with 'candles everywhere'

People in Hong Kong are set to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city on Thursday, after police banned an annual..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: From reform hopes to brutal crackdown - China's Tiananmen protests

Thursday marks 31 years since China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people.
Reuters - Published

Timeline: China's post-Tiananmen re-emergence onto the world

Thursday marks the anniversary of when China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people.
Reuters - Published

RSS mouthpiece recalls Tiananmen massacre on cover

Amid a tense border stand-off with China, RSS mouthpiece Organizer has recalled the 1989 massacre of students in Beijing's Tiananmen Square by PLA on the cover of its latest issue.
IndiaTimes - Published

Hong Kong must be free to mark Tiananmen crackdown, EU says

China must allow the people of Hong Kong and Macau to commemorate the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, the European Union said on Wednesday, despite..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan calls on China to apologise for Tiananmen crackdown, Beijing cries 'nonsense'

Taiwan called on China on Wednesday to apologise for the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, a call dismissed as "nonsense" by China's foreign ministry.
Reuters - Published

Amid domestic US unrest, Pompeo hits China over Tiananmen

amid domestic us unrest, pompeo hits china over tiananmen
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is marking this week’s anniversary of China’s deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — a day after federal forces..
WorldNews - Published

'I can't be silent': Hong Kong people aim to mark Tiananmen despite ban

Many Hong Kong people will find their own way to mark the 31st anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square, after an annual candlelight vigil was cancelled..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus News: Live Updates

“You see mass gatherings that could potentially be infecting hundreds and hundreds of people after everything we have done,” New York’s governor said. Hong Kong has banned an annual Tiananmen..
NYTimes.com - Published

Tiananmen: Police ban Hong Kong vigil for victims of 1989 crackdown

Authorities say the decision was taken due to public health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.
BBC News - Published

Tiananmen June 4 vigil organiser calls for candles to be lit across Hong Kong

Hong Kong people, unable to hold a mass vigil due to coronavirus curbs, should light candles instead to commemorate pro-democracy protesters killed in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 31 years..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong extends coronavirus group restrictions, Tiananmen vigil at risk

Hong Kong on Tuesday extended a restriction on public gatherings for at least another two weeks as authorities still report new coronavirus cases occasionally, in a move that threatens the city's..
Reuters - Published


 Page 1  〉