Daily Archives: June 4, 2012


POLITICS – Full Lowdown & Photos from HK’s Tiananmen Vigil & Protests 13

Tonight, an estimated 180,000 Hong Kongers gathered in Victoria Park with candles to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre…

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…As usual, the vigil is about more than simply paying respects to the dead and remembering the peaceful protesters who were killed by PLA troops 23 years ago…

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…The annual event has also become a time to reflect upon the city’s relationship with the mainland, as well as a chance to take another look at Beijing’s democratic progress and human rights record…

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…This year, the mainland’s stock markets took a surprise tumble on the anniversary. Taiwan called upon Beijing to re-evaluate their stance on the massacre and the BBC reported on how the US has urged China’s leaders to release activists arrested during the protests. The were also some small demonstrations in the mainland and a press release by activist Liu Xiaobo’s Support Committee…