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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 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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