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Hong Kong bans Tiananmen vigil for second year running.(AP file photo)

Hong Kong approves new electoral laws

Agencies | , Hindustan Times, Hong Kong, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 05:21 AM IST
  • The new law empowers the city’s national security department to check the backgrounds of potential candidates for public office and a sets up a new committee to ensure candidates are “patriotic”.
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed over 'unlawful' Tiananmen Square vigil

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:03 AM IST
The Hong Kong administration banned the vigil this time around, citing the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, a first since 1990, but the district court heard that some 20,000 participants, including Joshua Wong, had still gathered on June 4, according to the South China Morning Post.
Xinjiang Jin, the company’s main liaison with Chinese law enforcement and intelligence services, conspired since Jan. 2019 to use his company’s systems to censor speech, US govt said.(Photo courtesy: www.fbi.gov)
Xinjiang Jin, the company’s main liaison with Chinese law enforcement and intelligence services, conspired since Jan. 2019 to use his company’s systems to censor speech, US govt said.(Photo courtesy: www.fbi.gov)

US charges China-based Zoom executive with disrupting Tiananmen video commemorations

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Prosecutors said Jin helped terminate at least four meetings in May and June, including some involving dissidents who survived the protests in 1989, and fabricated violations of Zoom’s terms of service to justify his actions to his superiors.
“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.
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo faced criticism after his statement on Beijing’s human rights record,issued on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.(Reuters File Photo)
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo faced criticism after his statement on Beijing’s human rights record,issued on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.(Reuters File Photo)

China slams Pompeo’s ‘lunatic ravings and babbling nonsense’ on Tiananmen

Beijing, China | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:00 PM IST
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called Pompeo statement as an attack on China’s political system and human rights.
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.
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