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Leading article: Remembering Tiananmen

It would have been unrealistic to expect that the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest would be commemorated by China's leaders with public pledges of greater openness and pluralism. Such a prospect, alas, still belongs in the realms of fantasy. But Beijing's continued refusal even to mention the democracy movement or come clean about exactly what happened on the night of 3-4 June 1989 reflects a disappointing sense of defensiveness and self-absorption at the top of the world's most populous and rapidly developing country.

The great wall of silence in Tiananmen Square

On this day in 1989, the brutal crushing of a popular protest shocked the world. But in China today, the events are all but forgotten, reports Clifford Coonan

China blocks internet in Tiananmen alert

Chinese authorities blocked popular websites like Twitter and Flickr yesterday after expelling dissidents from Beijing in a clampdown before the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Dying for democracy: Tiananmen Square, remembered

Twenty years ago, a peaceful student protest in China's capital sparked a massacre that was broadcast across the globe. But did it really change anything? Eyewitness Mary Dejevsky looks back

Lawyers threatened before Tiananmen anniversary

China has threatened to disbar as many as 20 lawyers known for taking sensitive human rights cases, several of the lawyers said yesterday, in the latest apparent clampdown on legal activists.

The 20-year anger of a Tiananmen mother

Ding Zilin's teenage son was shot in the massacre that changed the way the world sees China. She tells Clifford Coonan how the repression continues

Beijing Coma, By Ma Jian

This fearless epic of history and memory establishes the exiled Ma Jian as the Solzhenitsyn of China's forgetful drive towards world-domination.

Revealed: the inside story of the Tiananmen massacre

Secret memoir of Communist party leader who opposed crackdown is finally published

Tiananmen pro-democracy veteran arrested

Zhou Yongjun detained ahead of 20th anniversary

One Minute With: Reina James

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Granta 105: Lost and Found, ed Alex Clark

Pipes and priests and petrol stations, wisdom teeth and wisdom, faith and friends, limbs and minds, Jammie Dodgers: these are just a few of the losses which percolate through the pages of the haunting new edition of Granta magazine.

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