Video On The Scene: Despite Government Silence, Tiananmen Not Forgotten

    Although officials blacked out international news channels whenever anniversary was reported, on social media it was clear the crackdown was not forgotten 

    A Chinese police officer points as he speaks to a Chinese man held at a security checkpoint on Tiananmen Square in Beijing Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

    US Calls for Release of Detainees on Tiananmen Anniversary

    Obama called on Beijing to give a full accounting of those killed, detained or missing in connection with the crackdown 

    Tens of thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, June 4, 2014, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing.

    Multimedia Tens of Thousands Stage Tiananmen Anniversary Vigil in Hong Kong

    Sea of candles lit Victoria Park late Wednesday, throngs gathered to sign songs, listen to speeches marking massacre that ended 1989 pro-democracy movement in China 

    A man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Cangan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square, June 5, 1989.

    Audio Q&A with Jeff Widener: 'Tank Man' Photographer

    Jeff Widener shares the story of taking the 'Tank Man' photo and recalls the many obstacles that could have prevented the world from ever seeing it 

    FILE: Hundreds of thousands of people, seeking political and economic reforms, crowded Beijing’s central Tiananmen Square May 17, 1989, in the biggest popular upheaval in China since the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.

    Audio Q&A with Rowena He: Remembering the Tiananmen Crackdown

    Rowena He, now a lecturer at Harvard University, was a high school student in Guangzhou in 1989 

    Audio Q&A with Louisa Lim: Hidden Stories from Tiananmen

    Louisa Lim talks about the extraordinary precautions needed to gather interviews and the stories in her new book, 'The People’s Republic of Amnesia'

    Tiananmen Student Leader Says Change Begins With Questions

    Shen Tong - activist, author, entrepreneur and now U.S. citizen - encourages asking questions and pressing for change

    Audio Q&A with Shen Tong: A Personal Account from a Student Leader

    VOA’s Jim Stevenson spoke with Shen Tong to find out more about what the demonstrations and atmosphere were like from inside the student movement

    Reporter's Notebook: Tiananmen Square Reflections

    Former Beijing correspondent Al Pessin recalls inspiring demonstrations for reform in China - and in other countries

    Multimedia Finding Workarounds as China Squeezes Internet's new tool helps Chinese access blocked sites

    Tiananmen Square Dissident Fears More Bloodshed In China

    Wu’er Kaixi, a protest leader in 1989, spoke with VOA's Ralph Jennings in Taipei

    China Disrupts Google Services Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

    According to Chinese blogger, government appears to be targeting Google Inc.'s main search engine and Gmail, among many other services,

    Experts: Tiananmen Discontent Still Persists

    Two scholars say 25 years after crackdown, Chinese leadership still suffering political insecurities


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