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Tea Party rep. says ‘un-American’ cattle roundup reminds her of Tiananman Square

A Tea Party lawmaker from Arizona compared the standoff between federal authorities and a stubborn Nevada rancher to Tiananmen Square. Arizona state Rep. Kelly Townsend said she was shocked by a video that shows police using a stun gun on Ammon Bundy, one of the rancher’s sons, during an altercation…

China blames Tiananmen Square car crash on arrested ‘terrorist’ suspects

Chinese authorities have captured the suspects in a fatal car crash on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, state media said Wednesday, describing the incident as a “terrorist attack” for the first time. “The arrests were made 10 hours after the incident, which has now been identified as a terrorist attack”, broadcaster CCTV…

Chinese complain about $93,000 Tiananmen Square makeover

A giant vase installed in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ahead of a national holiday has met with scathing criticism from Chinese internet users after a newspaper revealed its cost on Sunday. An enormous psychedelic-looking red pot topped with huge fake flowers and imitation peaches was installed this week on the square,…

Protester sets self on fire in Tiananmen Square

A Chinese man set himself alight in Tiananmen Square last month, authorities said Thursday, the first such protest reported in the politically sensitive heart of the capital in more than a decade. Police moved quickly to put out the fire and the 42-year-old man survived, the Beijing Public Security Bureau…

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