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Twenty-five years ago, the United States deplored the use of violence to silence the voices of the peaceful demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square. Twenty-five years later, the United States continues to honor the memories of those who gave their lives in and around Tiananmen Square and...
Today, on the 25th anniversary of the tragic events in Tienanmen Square, we remember those who lost their lives striving for democracy. I appeal to the Chinese leadership to release all those still detained in connection with the events of 4 June 1989. It is deplorable that recently there has been...
“On behalf of all Canadians, we join with Chinese citizens and people around the world in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. “Canada urges China to break its silence on these events by openly...
GENEVA (3 June 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday expressed concern about the detention of numerous civil society activists, lawyers and journalists in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Allegedly dozens of individuals have...
Wang Aizhong (王爱忠) was criminally detained on May 29, 2014 on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” following a police search on his home the same afternoon. Wang, a Guangdong human rights defender and successful businessman, is a prominent member of the Southern Street Movement.
Zan Aizong (昝爱宗) was detained and questioned for half a day on May 20, 2014, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” During a search of his apartment, the Hangzhou police confiscated a computer, a USB drive, and other items. Zan is an outspoken writer and journalist who currently...
Wang Qingying (王清营) was criminally detained on May 16, 2014 by police from the Baiyun District in Guangzhou on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking troubles." Prior to his detention, plainclothes men searched Wang's home without showing ID cards or search warrants. They took away mobile...
Lawyer Tang Jingling ( 唐荆陵) was criminally detained on May 16, 2014 on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” at Baiyun District Detention Center in Guangzhou, after police confiscated two computers and three mobile phones from his home. Tang founded the “Non-violent Citizens’...
In the lead up to the 25th anniversary of a horrific episode of government-ordered military violence against unarmed civilians, the Chinese authorities have redoubled their efforts—by criminal detention and other means of control—to suppress remembrances of what happened in June 1989. The Tiananmen...
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100位海内外重要诗人、文人与革命者的代表诗作,包括多篇首度出土的珍贵文献,从私人独白到公共演说,突破封锁和消音,传递反国家暴力的烽火,作为转型正义、历史正义的精神文本,展现撕开历史幕幔、洞穿历史高墙的诗性之光。全书以编年方式凸显流变脉络,堪称最具时代意义与文学价值的经典选本。

 

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