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China to try unknown number of suspects for Tiananmen Square ‘terrorist’ attack

China tries Tiananmen vehicle attack suspects (via AFP) Suspects involved in a fiery vehicle attack last year at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square stood trial Friday, a court said, as China pursues a crackdown on violence linked to its restive Xinjiang region. Authorities say three ethnic Uighurs from Xinjiang…  …

25 years later, world happy to do business with Tiananmen Square ‘butchers’

Twenty-five years after the West condemned the "butchers" who crushed protesters in Tiananmen Square, China's astonishing economic and military transformation means the world has largely set aside concerns on human rights as it courts the former pariah……

Tiananmen Square protest leader haunted by ghosts, 25 years later

A quarter of a century after Communist authorities crushed the Tiananmen Square demonstrators and their hopes of reform, protest leader Wu'er Kaixi still lies awake at night, haunted by the dead and their unrealised dreams. Students rallying for democracy……

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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