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Milestones

DIED Chen Xitong, 82, mayor of Beijing during the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, who supported the violent crackdown on the student-led protests. He was later...

Big Brotherhood

On Oct. 1, the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, nine black-haired men in dark suits stood solemnly in Beijing's Tiananmen...

Reading While Eating for June 4: Anniversaries

This Day in History: On June 4, 1989, tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square, crushing China’s student protests. More than 20 years later, despite heavy censorship...

Watching Pro Cycling Through a Beijing Haze

Beijing has a few million bicyclists, but it's a rare day when they have the right of way. On Sunday though police cleared a path from Tiananmen Square to a...

Szeto Wah

It's only in movies that you're supposed to come across grizzled old fighters on their deathbeds, devoting their last breaths to stirring incitements for...

What Really Happened?

The world remembers the Chinese students protesting in Tiananmen Square in the spring of 1989, and their earnest faces as they demanded democracy and freedom,...

A Lady Called Hope

In my struggle for democracy in China, Aung San Suu Kyi has twice inspired me profoundly. The first time was in 2003. I was living in the U.S., where I was...

Too Hot to Handle

They did not wear saffron robes, nor was their desperate act immortalized in a photograph of bright flames engulfing stoic martyrs. Instead, they were wrapped in...