Category Archives: Hong Kong

23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 17th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday May 17th 1989, with more than 2 million people in and around the square, a planed tour for Gorbachev to the Forbidden City had to be cancelled and his … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 28 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月28日: 21年前的今天:约八万名大学生与北京市民为响应“全球华人大游行”的倡议,在北京游行。广场指挥部副总指挥张伯笠宣布,将要利用香港捐赠的帐篷,在广场上设立“民主大学”。香港,150万人参加“全球华人大游行” ,创下历史记录。台北,上万名大学生和民众在中正纪念堂集会,声援大陆学生。 Wang Dan writes on 28 May 2010: 21 years ago today: Close to 80,000 students and residents in Beijing marched on the streets in response to an initiative that called on “all ethnic Chinese to join a … Continue reading

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Hong Kong 1 July 2009

This post is about how Hong Kong has commemorated the 12th anniversary of its return to PRC rule.  I promise you this is going to be a “fair and balanced” blog post.  I’ll let the images and eye witness reports … Continue reading

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“I want to see Tiananmen vindicated,” says Hong Kong

Record number of people turned up tonight at the 8.00pm Candlelight Vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to mark the 20th anniversary of the June 4 massacre.  A New York Times report cites several participants who have expressed different reasons … Continue reading

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Stalinist style “disappearances” begin in Hong Kong

More thanks today to Tom Legg in Hong Kong for alerting us to yet another escalation in Beijing’s worldwide campaign of terror beyond the PRC’s borders: The Hong Kong Journalists Association was scheduled to hold a press discussion on freedom of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Says: "Delay after Delay; Enough is Enough!"

The verdict has finally been handed down: there will be no universal suffrage in 2012. The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) has voted not to allow Hong Kong citizens to elect their own chief executive and legislators … Continue reading

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