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Tiananmen Square protests
Tiananmen Square protests news and analysis from The Nation
June 3, 2022
The Radical, Transnational Legacy of Tiananmen Workers
China’s labor-led protests modeled a more ambitious kind of politics than the one crafted by the Tiananmen student liberals.
June 4, 2020
The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square
The 1989 massacre didn’t just end China’s democracy movement. It ushered in a new era of US-inspired worker suppression.
June 4, 2019
Surviving Tiananmen: The Price of Dissent in China
Remembering the Tiananmen Movement is not just about repression—it’s about hope.
May 11, 2016
How Will China Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution?
Authorities now see it as a dangerously chaotic period, and they attack other youthful protest movements as resembling the turmoil caused by the Red Guards.
November 17, 2015
‘All You Want Is Money! All I Want Is Revolution!’
Before the Tiananmen Square massacre, everyone loved China; now everyone loves the renminbi.
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September 12, 2014
What Hong Kong’s Occupy Movement Can Learn From History
Hong Kong’s democracy movement stands at a crossroads.
Denise Y. Ho
June 9, 2014
Could China’s Labor Unrest Spark Another Tiananmen Moment?
China has changed a lot in twenty-five years, but there are still valuable lessons to be learned from the Tiananmen protesters.
June 3, 2014
Remembering and Misremembering Tiananmen
published one of the few accounts of what actually happened in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.
June 2, 2009
Remembering Tiananmen Square
The Tiananmen Square massacre remains shrouded in myth. This eyewitness report by a Human Rights Watch observer makes the horror plain.
May 27, 2009
Tiananmen at Twenty
China has changed enormously since the 1989 massacre, but the Communist Party continues to deny what happened. Americans, too, continue to misremember a complex event.