Journalist Gets Three Sentences into Report Before Mentioning Tiananmen

Friday, June 6, 2014
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BEIJING — In what is being hailed as a world first for a foreign correspondent in Beijing, BBC economics reporter Margaret Pickle managed to avoid mentioning the Tiananmen crackdown of 1989 until halfway through the opening paragraph of a report on China’s debt relief program in Africa.

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25th Anniversary of the June Fourth Incident

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Today is the 25th anniversary of June Fourth Incident. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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China Celebrates 25th Anniversary of PLA Victory over Counter-Revolutionary Students

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tiananmen Day Parade

BEIJING — Spirits are high in Beijing as the city celebrates the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Day, a holiday commemorating the miraculous victory of the People’s Liberation Army over a student-led coalition of counter-revolutionaries threatening to destroy the country.

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China Grants Xinjiang Independence Following Beijing Car Bombing

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Flag of the Independent Islamic Republic of East Turkestan

BEIJING — In the wake of Monday’s devastating suicide attack in Tiananmen, which left five dead and over 30 injured, the Central Military Commission of the People’s Liberation Army announced their immediate withdrawal from the former province of Xinjiang, declaring that the region would henceforth be known as the Independent Islamic Republic of East Turkestan.

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Police Mistakenly Tackle Man Who Knows Nothing About Tiananmen

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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BEIJING — Earlier today, armed police in Tiananmen Square tackled 58-year-old Changsha resident Chen Jianming as he approached the Monument to the People’s Heroes.

According to eyewitnesses, Chen began weeping as he approached the obelisk, whispering to himself, “I remember, this is where it happened.”

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