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Today of all days, we remember the courage and commitment of hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters who took to the streets to demand fundamental, universal rights. I’ll never forget turning on the television in my office and seeing a column of tanks halted by a single man armed only with his...
“Twenty-five years ago, a people rose up in Tiananmen Square to demand their rights, to demand dignity and respect, to demand a voice. They wanted an end to corruption and a beginning of real economic and political reform. They wanted freedom of expression and assembly. They wanted a dialogue and...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (Brown, Smith, Feinstein, Levin, Wolf, Pittenger, Walz, Kaptur, and Honda) today recognize the 25th anniversary of the Chinese government crackdown in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square and across China. Commission...
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...

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