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Tag: Tiananmen Square


‘The Boat Rocker’: An Unsettling Book About the Moral Dimensions of Modern Journalism

How timely it is to read this strange, intense novel from Ha Jin about the glories and limits of the press. A former soldier in the Chinese army who chose to stay in the U.S. after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Ha Jin has lived and worked under two very different sets of rules.

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China, ‘Think Carefully’ Because Whatever You Do, ‘America Will Still Do Business With You’

The “Colbert Report” host weighs in on the historic Hong Kong protests (which alarmingly may become “Tiananmen Square 2.0”), warning China to put a lot of thought into its response to the demonstrations. 

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The Rules of Revolt

There are fundamental lessons to be taken from the protests that swept through China 25 years ago, ignited by the student occupation of Tiananmen Square. Revolutions differ, but most have similar dynamics.

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 READ MORE



Remembering Tiananmen Square, Sometimes in Secret

In mainland China, commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown is not permitted, and Wednesday’s 25th anniversary was no exception. However, that didn’t stop some resourceful Chinese citizens from coming up with creative ways to flout their government’s policy.

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Gao Yu

The journalist’s detention before the 25th anniversary of the slaughter at Tiananmen Square shows the Chinese government’s determination to repress those pursuing democracy.

Posted on Jun 1, 2014 READ MORE



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Egyptian Upheaval: Day 6

A military show of strength defined the sixth day of anti-government protests across Egypt. Jet fighters repeatedly flew over Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the main center for demonstrators, while a column of tanks, a la Tiananmen Square, was blocked by protesters.

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 READ MORE


Microsoft Hunkers Down in China

Call its decision soulless and/or good business, Microsoft has decided to stay in China despite the departure of its competitor, Google, from the country after a row between the government and the search site over the censorship of Web pages.

Posted on Mar 26, 2010 READ MORE


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