The artist whose song became a Tiananmen Square anthem falls foul of state sensitivities
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Monday 08 March 2010
Saturday 06 March 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
A Chinese court today sentenced an activist who investigated the deaths of thousands of schoolchildren in the country's massive 2008 earthquake to five years in jail for inciting subversion of state power, the man's lawyer said.
Friday 15 January 2010
The highly public way in which Google threatened to quit China over the constant intervention of the net nannies who run the Great Firewall of China has been welcomed by China's webizens, but it has also highlighted just how difficult it can be to use the internet in China.
Monday 23 November 2009
James R. Lilley, who died on 19 November aged 81, was a long-standing CIA operative and later the United States ambassador to China during the time of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
Thursday 01 October 2009
Sunday 06 September 2009
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
It was 1989. Hair flying everywhere, our brown lace-ups scuffed and knee-length socks falling down our shins, we stood together on the hot bitumen, ignoring the boys’ bulrush games as one by one, we tried to make our nine-year-old legs do the moonwalk.
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Joan of Arc she was not, nor the Unknown Protester who stopped the tanks in Tiananmen Square, because that young man, 20 years ago, chose his fate and his prominence, deliberately stepping out of the crowd into the tank's and the cameras' sights.
Friday 19 June 2009
Wednesday 17 June 2009
The regime in Iran is now desperately – and so far uncertainly – playing for time while it tries to work out just what is happening in the country and the forces that are now engulfing it. The Council of Guardians has agreed to a recount of the disputed results. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was seen off for the day to a summit in Russia. Talks have been opened up with the main opposition leaders. The foreign press has been effectively confined to barracks. The authorities have warned against demonstrations but appear to have held back from trying to suppress them by force.
Wednesday 17 June 2009
The Prime Minister of Peru has announced he will resign, following weeks of turmoil in which scores of police and protesters have been killed in clashes over threats to the land rights of Amazon Indians.
Thursday 11 June 2009
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