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Chinese officials concluded that the controversial death of a high-profile Chinese dissident who had spent more than 20 years in jail for his support of the Tiananmen Square protests was the result of suicide, a state-controlled news agency reported.

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Remembering Tiananmen Squareupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 05:17:00

CNN's Kristi Lu Stout looks back at the events leading up to the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Commentary: Tiananmen Square legacy lingersupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 09:44:00

Few images have seared the mind like the footage of a lone and unarmed man in white, standing before a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square. On that day in 1989, thousands of civilians, mostly students and intellectuals, gathered in peaceful assembly for democracy. The Chinese government brutally suppressed the protest, opening live fire on the demonstrators, killing hundreds.

Banned Chinese writer barred from overseas travelupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:28:00

The dissident writer who was to talk about China's powerless and voiceless at the Sydney Writers' Festival in Australia next week won't be there.

Springtime in Beijing? Time for 'Lianghui'updated: Fri Feb 25 2011 07:50:00

It's the time of year when the National People's Congress (NPC), China's legislature, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a national advisory body of mostly non-Communist delegates, convene.

The 'Jasmine Revolution' effect (Chinese)updated: Fri Feb 25 2011 07:50:00

CNN's Eileen Hsieh explains how the "Jasmine Revolution" in the Middle East and Africa is making waves on the internet in China.

'Jasmine' protests in China fall flatupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 10:07:00

If organizers planned big protests in China to echo those in the Mideast and North Africa, they failed.

Press group slams Chinese censorshipupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 21:34:00

"Media must cease reporting on the discovery of a body at a psychiatric hospital in Dongguan."

U.S. plans formal complaint to China over Google attackupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 20:32:00

The United States plans to express formal concern to the Chinese government soon after Google said a cyber attack from China targeted human rights activists.

Chinese dissident awaits fateupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 01:20:00

CNN's John Vause reports from Beijing on the trial of China's leading pro-democracy dissident.

Lawyer: China dissident sentenced to 11 yearsupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 01:20:00

Prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for his role in the Tiananmen Square protest, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a separate subversion case, his lawyer said Friday.

Lawyer: China dissident faces sentencingupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 11:27:00

Prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for his role in the Tiananmen Square protest, will be sentenced this week after a one-day trial in a separate subversion case, his attorney said Wednesday.

Chinese dissident faces trial despite calls for his releaseupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 20:56:00

Prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for his role in the Tiananmen Square protest, faces trial Wednesday for allegedly "inciting subversion" in a more recent case.

Young flock to communist partyupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 02:38:00

Young, well-educated Chinese are increasingly joining the Communist Party. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

China celebrates 60 years of PRC's foundingupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 12:46:00

President Hu Jintao inspected China's defense forces in Beijing on Thursday, as the country held celebrations to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

China clamps down ahead of National Dayupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 07:19:00

Leaving nothing to chance, China is undertaking a massive security clampdown for a celebration next month to mark the founding of the Communist state.

Money Magazine: Betting it all on emerging marketsupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 06:12:00

After being shell-shocked by nearly two years of brutal losses, investors are finally emerging from their T-bill and CD foxholes, looking for bigger returns. And high up on their wish list are emerging-stock funds.

Tiananmen protester still defiantupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 09:05:00

If 63-year-old Chinese scholar Zhou Duo had his way, he would be on hunger strike on June 4, sitting quietly through the day at Purple Bamboo Park, 20 minutes' taxi ride from Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

Tiananmen students' legacyupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 09:05:00

Former student leader Xiong Yan describes meeting government leaders, including Li Peng, before the Tiananmen crackdown.

U.S. criticizes arrest of Chinese dissidentupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 04:13:00

The United States said Thursday it was "deeply disturbed" over well-known Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's arrest for alleged subversive activities and pressed for his release.

Leading Tiananmen Square dissident arrestedupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 20:33:00

Well-known dissident Liu Xiaobo was arrested in China for alleged subversive activities, a state run media agency reported.

Google's censorship struggles continue in Chinaupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 22:03:00

Google was going to help democratize data in China. Instead, about three years after entering the Middle Kingdom, the search company still finds itself in an uncomfortable working relationship with government censors.

Hong Kong remembers Tiananmenupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 14:56:00

Remembering the protests at Tiananmen Square, CNN's Pauline Chiou reports from a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, China.

Organizers: 150,000 at Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kongupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 14:56:00

Tens of thousands of people converged Thursday on a park to mark the 20th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.

Online democracy in Chinaupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 08:47:00

Can the Internet bring democracy to China? CNN's Emily Chang investigates.

Cynde Strand: 'We knew it was coming, and we survived'updated: Thu Jun 04 2009 03:27:00

Cynde Strand, CNN's Beijing camerawoman during the crisis, had spent night after night in Tiananmen Square, amidst a heap of trash, leaning on her ladder, her head over her camera, just waiting for something to happen.

Tiananmen Square recoveredupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 03:20:00

Mike Chinoy reports for CNN on June 3, 1989, that Tiananmen Square has been recovered by the Chinese troops.

Mike Chinoy: TV news was going to change everythingupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 03:20:00

For Mike Chinoy, CNN's Beijing bureau chief at the time, one of the most significant moments in that heady spring of 1989 in China happened at 2:30 a.m. Beijing time on the morning of June 4, as the crackdown was taking place.

'We are full of energy'updated: Thu Jun 04 2009 02:37:00

Tiananmen student leader Xiong Yan discusses how a memorial for Hu Yaobang quickly turned into a pro-democracy movement.

One of Tiananmen's 'most wanted' returns to Chinaupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 02:37:00

Xiong Yan was at the forefront of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

China's youth post-Tiananmen: Apathy a fact or front?updated: Thu Jun 04 2009 01:25:00

They're known as the "post 1980s" kids or the "Tiananmen-plus-20" generation: 200 million-strong, Web-savvy, pop-culture-conscious and decidedly apolitical.

Post-Tiananmen youthupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 01:25:00

CNN's Emily Chang reports China's youth may not know much about the Tiananmen crackdown but say they care.

Tiananmen to capitalistupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 22:50:00

Richard Roth profiles Chai Ling, who was a student leader in China's Tiananmen Square uprising 20 years ago.

U.S. urges China to come to terms with Tiananmen Squareupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 22:50:00

Twenty years after China's bloody crackdown on demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the United States is urging the government to come to terms with its violent actions.

CNN off air in China in 1989updated: Wed Jun 03 2009 22:46:00

Bernard Shaw, John Lewis, Steve Hurst and Mike Chinoy report for CNN in 1989, round up events that led CNN going off air from China.

Tiananmen Square: A watershed story for CNNupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 22:46:00

For CNN, Tiananmen Square was a watershed story -- a seminal moment in the network's history.

Donna Liu: 'They lowered their rifles and started to shoot'updated: Wed Jun 03 2009 09:43:00

Donna Liu, then a CNN producer based in Atlanta, was on a leave of absence on a fellowship, when she ended up in Beijing in early April 1989 -- and called CNN Beijing Bureau Chief Mike Chinoy to see if he needed any help with the summit visit of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to China. Mary Nicole Nazzaro: Tiananmen quiet by comparison to ceremonyupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 15:26:00

BEIJING -- This night was supposed to be different. Seven years ago, I was a student here when the city was awarded the 2008 Olympics. An amateur Olympics nut then, I watched the entire IOC meeting on Chinese national television that July 13, 2001.

Protests in Bejingupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 05:02:00

Christian demonstrators are removed after speaking to media about the Chinese government's human rights policies.

Olympic censorship dealupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 10:51:00

CNN's John Vause reports on a deal between top IOC officials and China to block certain Web sites at the press center. Rebecca Sun: What I'm looking forward to at the 2008 Gamesupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 11:52:00

There are around 40 million ethnic Chinese living outside China. They are the largest émigré group in the world, and I am one of them. We actually comprise dozens and dozens of sub-ethnicities and even more nationalities. Olympic View of Tiananmen Square?updated: Sun Jul 13 2008 13:15:00

Broadcasters and the IOC are pushing China to keep its promises and open up Tiananmen Square to more hours of live coverage for the Beijing Olympics

Chinese open hearts, walletsupdated: Tue May 20 2008 10:23:00

Chinese open their hearts and wallets to help earthquake survivors. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.

Wave of unity and patriotism sweeps China updated: Tue May 20 2008 10:23:00

One of the most destructive moments in Chinese history is bringing together -- at least temporarily -- this vast nation of more than a billion people, made up of disparate ethnic groups stretching across five time zones.

Villages hit hard by quakeupdated: Mon May 19 2008 00:41:00

ITN's Lindsay Hilsum reports from one Chinese village devastated by the massive earthquake.

China begins mourning as toll mountsupdated: Mon May 19 2008 00:41:00

China on Monday began three days of national mourning as the death toll from last week's devastating earthquake mounted and rescue workers continued to search for survivors among the rubble.

Beijing Journal: The seriesupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 02:48:00

"Beijing Journal" is an occasional series examining everyday people preparing for the 2008 Summer Games. In his series, journalist Steven Jiang reports how the approaching Olympics is affecting the lives of people in Beijing and other places in China.

Olympic torch re-lit in Tiananmen Squareupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 20:45:00

China launched its Olympic torch relay in a controlled ceremony in front of invited guests at Tiananmen Square on Monday, starting a historic trek that was praised by the country's leaders and condemned by critics who are waiting to protest along the route.

Transcript: James Miles interview on Tibetupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 14:05:00

James Miles, of The Economist, has just returned from Lhasa, Tibet. The following is a transcript of an interview he gave to CNN. Tibet and the Ghosts of Tiananmenupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 11:00:00

Diplomats say Beijing learned some lessons from the 1989 crackdown, but may not be able to respond to lengthy dissent

'Web enemies' targeted in cyber-protestsupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 00:40:00

Fifteen countries were named as "Internet enemies" on Wednesday as press freedom campaigners called on Web users to join a 24-hour virtual protest condemning cyber-censorship.

China's military mightupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 03:24:00

China announces an increase in its defense budget for 2008. CNN's John Vause reports.

Beijing Journal: An underground 'parallel universe'updated: Sat Feb 02 2008 23:43:00

Walking through a maze of narrow streets south of Tiananmen Square, Nick Frisch appeared unfazed by the sight of drastic changes -- traditional courtyard houses that once lined up these hutongs, or alleys, now in different stages of being knocked down.

Beijing begins Olympic countdownupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 07:06:00

Beijing residents gathered across China's capital on August 8 to witness events marking the start of the one-year countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games.

Air quality could affect gamesupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 07:06:00

CNN's Hugh Riminton talks to IOC President Jacques Rogge about Beijing's air quality and how it might affect athletes.

Richard Elman, Founder and CEO, Noble Groupupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 04:33:00

Noble is one of the best companies in the world at managing the sourcing, processing and transportation of raw materials, whether they are coal or food grains.

FSB: A Tiananmen rebel turns capitalistupdated: Tue Apr 17 2007 05:58:00

I'm standing in an elevator on the ground floor of the Information Science and Technology building at Tsinghua University in Beijing. It's a cold, sunny morning. A stiff breeze has banished the cit...

Beijing city guideupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 09:57:00

Check out The Scene's recommendations for the Chinese capital and send us your own ideas and suggestions.

Images from a country in transitionupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 09:34:00

Not so long ago, showing images of China like those currently on display in an exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert museum could have meant a prison sentence for the artists and the curators.

Then & Now: Wang Dan, Tiananmen Square student leaderupdated: Wed Oct 05 2005 16:09:00

In June 1989, student protest leader Wang Dan made the Chinese government's "most wanted" list after he helped organize a people's protest for democracy in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

Memorial for China's purged leaderupdated: Sat Jan 29 2005 00:45:00

China has held a tightly controlled memorial for former Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, who was ousted amid the upheaval surrounding the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

Purged Chinese leader diesupdated: Sun Jan 16 2005 20:27:00

Former Chinese Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, who was ousted amid the upheaval surrounding the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, has died at the age of 85, the state news agency Xinhua has announced.

Sources: China's Zhao in comaupdated: Sat Jan 15 2005 10:26:00

Zhao Ziyang, toppled as China's Communist Party chief for opposing the army crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy protests, is in a coma in hospital after multiple strokes, sources close to the family said.

Deng 'backed' Tiananmen crackdownupdated: Tue Aug 17 2004 22:54:00

It was China's late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping who "resolutely backed" the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, according to former premier Li Peng, the South China Morning Post reports.

Kennedy: In November we will reclaim America's idealsupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 19:14:00

To my fellow delegates and my fellow Democrats, I've waited a very, very long time to say this: Welcome to my hometown. Welcome to my hometown.

Remembering Tiananmen Squareupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 11:21:00

It has been 15 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre, but the Chinese government has yet to acknowledge responsibility for the killing of hundreds of civilians on June 3-4, 1989. Indeed, the authorities have not only stubbornly refused to reassess what they describe as a "counter-revolutionary rebellion," they have persisted in efforts to erase the public memory of the events.

Tiananmen anniversary coverage blacked outupdated: Fri Jun 04 2004 17:43:00

Chinese government censors on Friday repeatedly blocked viewers in the country from viewing CNN International's coverage of the 15th anniversary of the violent crackdown in Tiananmen Square.

China censors CNN over Tiananmenupdated: Fri Jun 04 2004 06:21:00

China's government censors have been repeatedly blacking out CNN's coverage of the 15th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown.

Bloody Tiananmen crackdown markedupdated: Fri Jun 04 2004 03:05:00

China has kept a tight reign on demonstrations at Tiananmen Square, detaining at least 13 people on the 15th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy activists.

Peking Uni: 15 years after Tiananmenupdated: Fri Jun 04 2004 00:01:00

A student dorm at Peking University has a place in the unofficial history of the Tiananmen protest movement.

June 3-4, 1989: Carnage in Tiananmen Squareupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 13:06:00

One man, alone and unarmed, boldly shuffles to confront a column of tanks, climbs atop one, then berates its occupants. For many, this image defined the tumultuous 1989 clash between Chinese armed forces and anti-government protesters.

Why Tiananmen is not forgottenupdated: Mon May 31 2004 00:41:00

What is it about Tiananmen Square?

Spending frenzy for China's wealthyupdated: Wed Jan 21 2004 04:43:00

Chairman Mao might have turned in his grave had he seen the convoy of Ferraris parade by Tiananmen Square, swing under his huge image overhanging the entry to the Forbidden City and roar right past his mausoleum.


Look to Asia! The opportunities for business are so enormous that many U.S. companies--notably midsize and even small ones-would be wise to consider selling goods and services, and perhaps opening ...

Fortune: RISING TONGUEupdated: Mon Oct 18 1993 00:01:00

Among the K-12 set, Japanese language instruction is on the increase. The Japan Foundation Language Center reports that more than 1,700 public and private schools in the U.S. now offer Japanese, do...

Fortune: BUSINESS TONGUESupdated: Mon Oct 04 1993 00:01:00

Wilkommen to language school. Sorry about the crowd, but this industry is booming. Berlitz, which leads the field in teaching foreign tongues to executives, reports business enrollments shot up 49%...

Fortune: THE HOTSHOTS updated: Mon Jul 27 1992 00:01:00

LATIN AMERICA After just a few years of market-oriented reforms, the fires of growth have spread in many Latin American countries. Mexico, Chile, and Argentina, the most committed to change, have c...

Fortune: ON THE RISEupdated: Mon Jul 30 1990 00:01:00

JAMES M. LI, 43 AMERICAN EXPRESS CO. Talk about membership having its privileges: As Chinese army tanks rumbled through Beijing last year, American Express's Tiananmen Square office hustled to get ...


Social activism in the 1990s is going to be more relevant than it ever has been. Just look at what's happening in Rumania, look to the students in Tiananmen Square. In many ways, the Vietnam Vetera...


Intellectual capital -- the knowledge necessary to make a product, which produces wealth -- has always existed, but in the future, the ratio of intellectual capital to materiel is going to continue...


We have lots of national problems: the plight of blacks and the homeless, AIDS, poverty. But the ignorance of the intellectual class is our greatest problem. Radical egalitarianism and the doctrine...

Fortune: A LO TALEupdated: Mon Feb 26 1990 00:01:00

When Trammell Crow needed a China expert to help him negotiate terms for building a $300 million trade center in Shanghai, he turned to Steven Lo, 40, head of the Asiatic International consulting f...

Fortune: DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA NOW As hard-liners and less-hard-liners struggle for political control, the economy updated: Mon Nov 13 1989 00:01:00

TALK ABOUT lousy timing. The day after Chinese soldiers turned their guns on unarmed students near Tiananmen Square last June, an ad appeared in Time magazine for a new American-backed hotel, offic...

Fortune: Patrick Henry in Beijing, forgery in Yankee Stadium, a wistful look at Leningrad, and other matters. GOING WESTupdated: Mon Jul 03 1989 00:01:00

Insufficiently remarked upon in the avalanche of commentary on the Beijing students is their source of inspiration. It was, and is, democracy Western- style. You could fairly say American-style. In...

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