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Unidentified Chinese man, popularly known as Tank Man, stood in front of a column of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square (AP).

Microsoft says error led to Bing blocking images of Tiananmen 'tank man'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 06:31 AM IST
Users, including in the United Kingdom, Germany and Singapore, said on Friday that when they performed the search, Bing returned the message, "There are no results for tank man."
Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily arrives at West Kowloon Courts to face charges related to an illegal vigil assembly commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily arrives at West Kowloon Courts to face charges related to an illegal vigil assembly commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)

‘They just took everything’: Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai on police raids

Hong Kong | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Lai said police did not wait for his lawyers to arrive at his office and took away documents.
A policeman wearing a face mask takes a tourist's temperature at the Qinhuai scenic zone in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, has banned most vehicles downtown.(AP PHOTO.)
A policeman wearing a face mask takes a tourist's temperature at the Qinhuai scenic zone in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, has banned most vehicles downtown.(AP PHOTO.)

China’s first tryst with outbreak lockdown, masks was about 110 years ago

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2020 07:22 PM IST
On social media, especially on WeChat groups – and that’s true for much of China – worried citizens are now furiously ordering packets of masks online.
A huge screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech at the start of a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.(AP)
A huge screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech at the start of a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.(AP)

‘No force can shake China’, says Xi Jinping at Communist Party’s 70 yrs celebration

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 10:40 AM IST
Some 15,000 troops along with tanks, missiles and high-tech drones paraded down the Avenue of Eternal Peace as president Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders watched from a rostrum overlooking Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
Residents watch a float behind barricade line as Chinese military vehicles and floats in preparation for the parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Tuesday’s event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.(AP)
Residents watch a float behind barricade line as Chinese military vehicles and floats in preparation for the parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Tuesday’s event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.(AP)

China’s 70-year parade shows economic and military might

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 10:33 AM IST
The event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China by then-leader Mao Zedong following a civil war.
Helicopters fly over with displaying the flag of China, right, and the flag of Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Hong Kong while the celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary is taking place in Beijing. Police are warning of the potential for protesters to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's National Day events, an assertion ridiculed by activists as propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets.(AP)
Helicopters fly over with displaying the flag of China, right, and the flag of Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Hong Kong while the celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary is taking place in Beijing. Police are warning of the potential for protesters to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's National Day events, an assertion ridiculed by activists as propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets.(AP)

China celebrates 70 years as Hong Kong braces for unrest

Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 10:32 AM IST
A phalanx of tanks and other military hardware will roll across Tiananmen Square under the gaze of President Xi Jinping, the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
A military vehicle travels along a road as streets in Central Beijing were closed for a rehearsal of the military parade on October 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
A military vehicle travels along a road as streets in Central Beijing were closed for a rehearsal of the military parade on October 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Ahead of mega parade on Oct 1, missiles, tanks appear on Beijing roads

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 03:31 PM IST
The list of new weaponry to be displayed is long and covers the sea, land, and air, as per state media reports.
“Tank Man” has become one of the defining images of the 20th century, but the image remains largely unrecognised in China due to censorship of the image and the wider crackdown.(File photo)
“Tank Man” has become one of the defining images of the 20th century, but the image remains largely unrecognised in China due to censorship of the image and the wider crackdown.(File photo)

Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ photographer dies

Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Charlie Cole won the 1990 World Press Photo award for his picture of a man in a white shirt, carrying a shopping bag in each hand, striding out into the road the day after troops killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in the heart of Beijing.
Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died.(REUTERS file photo)
Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died.(REUTERS file photo)

Former Chinese premier Li Peng dies at 91: Report

Beijing | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 05:14 PM IST
Li Peng was a cautious, uninspiring figure but a keen political infighter who spent two decades at the pinnacle of power before retiring in 2002. He leaves behind a legacy of extended and broad-based economic growth coupled with authoritarian political controls.
China’s embassy showed strong dissatisfaction on remarks on the 30th anniversary of the student-led protests in Tiananmen Square.(AP File Photo)
China’s embassy showed strong dissatisfaction on remarks on the 30th anniversary of the student-led protests in Tiananmen Square.(AP File Photo)

China expresses ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with US statement on Tiananmen anniversary

Beijing, China | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 11:16 AM IST
A statement from the embassy said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments on the anniversary were made “out of prejudice and arrogance”.
Wan Runnan was among those who had bankrolled the movement, hoping that the pro-democracy protests could usher in political reform, transparency and economic opening-up.(Wan Runnan/Sourced)
Wan Runnan was among those who had bankrolled the movement, hoping that the pro-democracy protests could usher in political reform, transparency and economic opening-up.(Wan Runnan/Sourced)

The man who bankrolled Tiananmen movement still wanted in China

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 05:56 PM IST
In online interaction with HT from Paris, Wan Runnan said his company had given “…money, communication equipment, medicine, in all about 100000 RMB to the protesters”.
A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square.(AP)
A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square.(AP)

‘Tiananmen Square crackdown was correct policy, brought stability’: China ​​​​

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:28 PM IST
Next Tuesday, June 4, will mark 30 years of the pro-democracy and reform protests, which ended after the CPC ordered a crackdown by the military, allowing them to use armed personnel and tanks on the students.
Chinese tourists walk past an inflatable tank man at the Liberty Square of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, June 1, 2019. An artist erected the inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo)
Chinese tourists walk past an inflatable tank man at the Liberty Square of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, June 1, 2019. An artist erected the inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo)

‘Tank man’ photographer recalls iconic shot that became a timeless classic

Alhambra, US | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 08:44 AM IST
Jeff Widener was an AP photo editor based in Bangkok when he was asked to cover a movement centred on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The day after the military crushed the protests on June 3-4, Widener took the shot of an unknown man holding shopping bags, facing a column of tanks.
Outside the main mosque in Kashgar, where a surveillance camera looks on(Bloomberg)
Outside the main mosque in Kashgar, where a surveillance camera looks on(Bloomberg)

How China is defending its detention of Muslims to the world

Bloomberg | By Peter Martin
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2019 04:35 PM IST
Shu Le is one of an unknown number of re-education camps in Xinjiang, a Muslim-majority region at the heart of President Xi Jinping’s Belt-and-Road Initiative to connect Asia with Europe.
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