Leading Hong Kong activists charged for Tiananmen vigil gathering

Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2020

Leading Hong Kong activists charged for Tiananmen vigil gathering

Thirteen prominent Hong Kong democracy activists appeared in court Monday, charged with holding an unauthorized gathering to mark the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the latest in a string of prosecutions against protest leaders in the restless financial hub. Last month tens of thousands of Hong Kongers ...

Zoom says China asked it to censor pro-democracy activists

Asia Pacific Jun 12, 2020

Zoom says China asked it to censor pro-democracy activists

Zoom Video Communications Inc. said it deactivated accounts of pro-democracy Chinese activists based in the U.S. at the request of China’s government, renewing concerns about the software-maker’s ties to the communist country. Beijing officials reached out to Zoom in May and early June about four ...

U.S. urges China to respect human rights on Tiananmen anniversary

Asia Pacific Jun 5, 2020

U.S. urges China to respect human rights on Tiananmen anniversary

The White House, in a 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 of ethnic and religious minorities. "The Chinese Communist Party's slaughter of unarmed Chinese ...

Which Tiananmen narrative is true?

Commentary / World Jun 6, 2019

Which Tiananmen narrative is true?

by Ramesh Thakur

There is little doubt about the Beijing spring of 1989 that called for greater openness, freedoms and democracy in China, or about its suppression. But there is a counter-narrative that receives no mention in the China-bashing mainstream media.