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On June 4, 1989, Chinese troops stormed through Beijing and into Tiananmen Square to crush a student-led political uprising. An unknown number of people were killed in the clashes. Twenty-five years later, many in China know little about a moment seared into the memories of those who watched from afar.

  • Few visitors, heavy security as China marks Tiananmen Square anniversary

    Few visitors, heavy security as China marks Tiananmen Square anniversary

    Stress kindness, value people, defend sincerity, worship justice, value harmony and seek an ideal world. As the 25th anniversary of China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters passed quietly, if tensely, Wednesday, two large video screens in the center of Tiananmen Square silently flashed...

  • Tiananmen Square mystery: Who was 'Tank Man'?

    Tiananmen Square mystery: Who was 'Tank Man'?

    Tank Man. For 25 years, foreign reporters have sought to identify the brave, solitary figure in the most memorable photo to emerge from China’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square. And still, the mystery endures. Shortly after noon on June 5, 1989, the day after troops stormed...

  • The crackdown in Tiananmen, step-by-step

    The crackdown in Tiananmen, step-by-step

    Click the image to watch an animated map of the last hours of the student protests in Beijing 25 years ago

  • Tiananmen Square remembered

    Tiananmen Square remembered

    On June 4, 1989, Chinese Communist Party leaders sent the military into Beijing's Tiananmen Square to clear out the student-led pro-democracy demonstrators who had paralyzed the capital for weeks. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people died in the crackdown.

  • Thousands gather in Hong Kong to remember Tiananmen Square

    Thousands gather in Hong Kong to remember Tiananmen Square

    As government officials continued to stifle any attempts to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on the Chinese mainland, thousands of people held a vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park on Wednesday in remembrance of the violent crackdown. Organizers told the Associated Press...

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