• Hong Kong police fire pepper spray as thousands defy ban on Tiananmen Square vigil

    Hong Kong police fire pepper spray as thousands defy ban on Tiananmen Square vigil

    Hong Kong police have fired pepper-spray at protesters as thousands defied a ban on holding an annual candlelight vigil in memory of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown. Authorities rejected an application on Monday to hold the event for the first time in its history, arguing the vigil would violate coronavirus social-distancing rules on large gatherings. Police clashed briefly on Thursday …
  • The Ghosts of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

    The Ghosts of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

    The 31th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre will come and go ghost-like in China, but the event will remain part of China’s narrative. China loves anniversaries. In October, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic will be celebrated with public displays of military strength, and admiration for the Party’s accomplishments. Some …