Mourning Tiananmen’s victims, and the Hong Kong that was

For decades, a large candlelight vigil was held in Hong Kong each June 4 to commemorate those killed when Chinese soldiers crushed the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing. On Saturday, smaller crowds gathered in Taipei, Taiwain, and other cities around the world — this time mourning not just the people slain 33 years ago but … Read more

Explained: Why China is cracking down on Hong Kong’s memorialisation of the Tiananmen Square mosque

On Thursday (June 2), police in Hong Kong were reported to have warned people not to organize or participate in any “unlawful assemblies” to commemorate the crackdown on protesters at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square by Chinese forces 33 years ago. Since 1990, tens of thousands of residents have gathered after sunset at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park … Read more