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Jiang Tianyong tweets about Chen Guangcheng

Since the US media broke the story about Chen Guangcheng leaving the New York University, the online Chinese communities have been relatively quiet about the news. This started to change yesterday after the Chinese version of a Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Voices from the Past. Lest We Forget

The Bloodied Face of Democracy: Radio Beijing Audio from the Tiananmen Square Massacre, June 3, 1989. Audio recorded by G. Jack Urso on June 3, 1989 via satellite news feed. Urso wrote: “I recorded the audio you are listening to … Continue reading

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Sound of Silence in Memory of 8964

Thanks to our co-blogger courage89 for alerting me to this brilliant animation. I’m calling on everyone to wear black tomorrow in memory of those brave and innocent souls who perished in early summer of 1989. May them rest in peace. … Continue reading

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Update from Ivan the transsexual

Some of our regular readers have recently asked us for updates, including some updates about Ivan. Well, recently we received an email from Ivan.   We share it with our readers herewith: “Dear Catherine and Ned, Greetings from my bunker in … Continue reading

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Santa lives in ZhongNanHai

Christmas greetings to all of you, from Catherine, Ned and Ivan:

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Video: About June Fourth 1989

The following source clip about the incident that took place on 4 June 1989 is produced by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union.  It is narrated in Cantonese with English subtitle.   There is also a clip with Chinese subtitle.  You … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 7 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月7日: 北大筹委会发表公告,根据5月6日对全校1476个宿舍进行民意调查,赞成继续罢课的占67.2%,主张复课的占24%, 弃权的8.8%,因此从5月7日起开始罢课。并提出复课的五个条件:“1。要求人民日报就其4月26日的社论,公开纠正其错误之处;2。要求承认学生自治会的合法性;3。要求国务院立即公布调查官倒的统计数字及成立审查官倒小组,着手惩治官倒;4。要求 立即给世界经济导报总编辑钦本立复职;5。要求重新审议北京 市关于游行示威的十条。” Wang Dan writes on 7 May 2010: The Beijing University Preparatory Committee issued a statement about a public opinion poll conducted at all 1476 dormitories on campus on 6 May.  The results indicated that 67.2% … Continue reading

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Ode of Remembrance

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In Search of Lin Zhao’s Soul

A documentary that traces an unfortunate story that happened forty years ago. Lin Zhao, a student of Beijing University, grew from a pure, loyal follower into a valiant fighter against the Red Terror. She was imprisoned for eight years and then … Continue reading

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Tiananmen Square in Remembrance 21 Years Later

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-one years ago on this day April 8th 1989, the first trigger in a number of incidents began what was to be one of the most moving and extraordinary acts of bravery and courage in our … Continue reading

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