At this point, China can neither negotiate nor repress the mass demonstrations
The city has seen plenty of demonstrations over the past half century
The rise of digital technology has changed the way we use public squares, parks and the streets
The massacre that happened in Beijing 25 years ago on Wednesday still has repercussions today
In the spring of 1989, Jeff Widener was working for the Associated Press in Beijing, where political turmoil around student protests was escalating. On June 4,...
Hong Kong is the only Chinese city or territory allowed to hold an event to remember Tiananmen
TIME looks back in history on the 25th anniversary
China's freest city marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre with a solemn and dignified vigil that reflected the continued resonance of the student...
Twenty-five years after the massacre of student activists in Beijing, the Chinese government still refuses to acknowledge what happened
Read TIME's 1989 cover story about the Tiananmen Square massacre
On the morning of June 4, 1989, months of student protests were violently quashed by China's soldiers in the heart of Beijing, leaving a legacy that the world...