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🎙 The Book Club | Tania Branigan: Red Memory 📚 Tania Branigan discusses how 1989’s Tiananmen Square protests changed the course of the country and why so many ordinary Chinese people still pine for the days of Mao.

🎙 The Book Club | Tania Branigan: Red Memory 📚 Tania Branigan discusses how 1989’s Tiananmen Square protests changed the course of the country and why so many ordinary Chinese people still pine for the days of Mao.

Write a letter/send an email and change a life! #W4R2022  ends tomorrow! Chow Hang-tung is serving 22 months in jail for peacefully commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Crackdown. Demand her release! >>>

3/17 First, China's growth is the worst in about 50 years. They are really struggling. The 1981 peak in rates, Tiananmen Square in 1989, the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, and the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 all had HIGHER growth than now.

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#ShameTukdeTaskForce The Communist party hailed the Tiananmen Square incident openly: @ARanganathan72  Congress is just questioning the hypocrisy of the BJP: @Kamru_Choudhury  @thenewshour | @navikakumar 

Activist Chow Hang-tung is facing years in jail for trying to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown. #W4R2022  How you can help >>>

When the Australian foreign minister visits China this week, she should not ignore that Xi Jinping is presiding over the worst period of repression since the massacre of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement. Trade does not justify forgetting.

‘Twitter bans some journalists who cover Elon Musk.‘ So, a global town square - a bit like Tiananmen?

When Musk said he wanted Twitter to be the town square, he meant Tiananmen

VOA – Chinese Protests Prompt Memories of 1989 Tiananmen Standoff "[V]ideos of the November 27 protest and its Tiananmen counterpart have been scrubbed from Chinese social media but can still be seen thanks to organizations such as China Digital Times."

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Some footage from the CNN archive of Pelosi unfurling a pro-democracy banner in Tiananmen Square in 1991 (alongside Reps. Ben Jones and John Miller) before Chinese officials interrupt

28 years ago, we traveled to Tiananmen Square to honor the courage & sacrifice of the students, workers & ordinary citizens who stood for the dignity & human rights that all people deserve. To this day, we remain committed to sharing their story with the world. #Tiananmen30 

Powerful combo picture has just hit the @AFP  wire. Shows Tiananmen anniversary vigils in Hong Kong's Victoria Park in 1990, 1999, 2004, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020 and... tonight

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I wonder if history will view January 6, in retrospect, as America’s Tiananmen Square. Desperate protesters seeking to have their voices heard. Vicious government crackdown and prosecution. No dissent policy enforced across society via mass censorship and one-party media

An unidentified democracy activist known as "Tank Man" is remembered for staring down Chinese military tanks in protest the day after the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4, 1989 30 years later, the government continues to censor any mention of the event

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Today we remember the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, when China’s government ordered the military to crush pro-democracy protesters. We must stand with those working for democracy and dignity around the world, and practice and protect those values here at home.

This year, it’s illegal for Hong Kong residents to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre. This happened anyway. Their courage is staggering.

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In 1990, @realDonaldTrump  said this about June 4, 1989, “When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it ...they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength."

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray to disperse protesters on 31st anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

Reminder: this is what Trump said in a 1990 Playboy interview: "When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength."

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