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Tiananmen

A memorial to Uyghur civil rights and the legacy of Tiananmen

Pictured: The Uyghur student activist Örkesh, better known in English-language media as Wu’er Kaixi, raises his arms with fellow protesters…

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Tiananmen Square 30 years on: 30 essential stories about June 4, 1989

Photo by Jeff Widener, June 5, 1989 On the night of June 3, 1989, China invaded its own capital with…

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Kuora: How many Chinese know about the ‘June Fourth Incident’? More than you think

Tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army opening fire on protesters in central Beijing. This week’s column,…

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Friday Song: ’99 Bends in the Yellow River’ and an elegy for Chinese civilization

“Do you know how many bends are on the Yellow River?” belts the singer above, in Shaanxi dialect, to begin…

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1990 documentary ‘Sunless Days’ is a rare snapshot of the post-June 4 Chinese community

A somewhat experimental piece from Hong Kong director Shu Kei, as free-wheeling as it is far-flung, Sunless Days combines archival footage…

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The SupChina Quiz: May 35th

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz in commemoration of the…

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Bilibili and AcFun block real-time commenting feature until June 6

Bilibili and AcFun, two video streaming websites that are particularly popular among Chinese young people, have shut down their real-time…

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Memories of June Fourth leading up to its 30th anniversary

Some good reporting, essays, and reflections to read about the legacy of the 1989 Tiananmen protests, and the bloody crackdown…

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SupChina Photo Contest: Tiananmen Tourist, by Bert Oostdijk

Editor’s note: Bert Oostdijk’s photo (click to enlarge) is a 1st Prize winner in the SupChina Photo Contest. All 10 winning…

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Pictures of the Day: A rainy-day vigil at Victoria Park, Hong Kong

Thousands of people streamed onto the soccer fields — still wet from the afternoon’s rain — in Hong Kong’s Victoria…

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June 4 news roundup: National Amnesia Day in China

Photo by Ilaria Maria Sala, as published on Hong Kong Free Press Note: SupChina was taken down by a DDoS…

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Kuora: The unlikely confluence of events that led to the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests

Photo by Ilaria Maria Sala; see more of them on Hong Kong Free Press Note: SupChina was taken down by a…

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Friday Song: ‘Flowers of Freedom’ and its political implications

The phrase “自由花” (zìyóu huā), or “flowers of freedom,” has appeared in several seminal moments in Chinese history. The last…

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Friday Song: Who owns ‘Bloodstained Glory,’ the dissidents or the patriots?

“Bloodstained Glory” is inconceivable: a song claimed by China’s most zealous patriots and its most ardent dissidents as representing both…

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No, 10,000 were not killed in China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

At least 10,000 people were killed in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, according to a newly released British diplomatic cable.…

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