CNN's Kristi Lu Stout looks back at the events leading up to the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Eileen Hsieh explains how the "Jasmine Revolution" in the Middle East and Africa is making waves on the internet in China.
If organizers planned big protests in China to echo those in the Mideast and North Africa, they failed.
"Media must cease reporting on the discovery of a body at a psychiatric hospital in Dongguan."
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.
CNN's John Vause reports from Beijing on the trial of China's leading pro-democracy dissident.
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.
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.
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, well-educated Chinese are increasingly joining the Communist Party. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
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.
Leaving nothing to chance, China is undertaking a massive security clampdown for a celebration next month to mark the founding of the Communist state.
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.
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.
Former student leader Xiong Yan describes meeting government leaders, including Li Peng, before the Tiananmen crackdown.
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.
Well-known dissident Liu Xiaobo was arrested in China for alleged subversive activities, a state run media agency reported.
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.
Remembering the protests at Tiananmen Square, CNN's Pauline Chiou reports from a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, China.
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.
Can the Internet bring democracy to China? CNN's Emily Chang investigates.
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.
Mike Chinoy reports for CNN on June 3, 1989, that Tiananmen Square has been recovered by the Chinese troops.
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.
Tiananmen student leader Xiong Yan discusses how a memorial for Hu Yaobang quickly turned into a pro-democracy movement.
Xiong Yan was at the forefront of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
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.
CNN's Emily Chang reports China's youth may not know much about the Tiananmen crackdown but say they care.
Richard Roth profiles Chai Ling, who was a student leader in China's Tiananmen Square uprising 20 years ago.
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.
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.
For CNN, Tiananmen Square was a watershed story -- a seminal moment in the network's history.
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.
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.
Christian demonstrators are removed after speaking to media about the Chinese government's human rights policies.
CNN's John Vause reports on a deal between top IOC officials and China to block certain Web sites at the press center.
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.
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 their hearts and wallets to help earthquake survivors. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.
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.
ITN's Lindsay Hilsum reports from one Chinese village devastated by the massive earthquake.
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" 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.
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.
James Miles, of The Economist, has just returned from Lhasa, Tibet. The following is a transcript of an interview he gave to CNN.
Diplomats say Beijing learned some lessons from the 1989 crackdown, but may not be able to respond to lengthy dissent
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 announces an increase in its defense budget for 2008. CNN's John Vause reports.
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 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.
CNN's Hugh Riminton talks to IOC President Jacques Rogge about Beijing's air quality and how it might affect athletes.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's government censors have been repeatedly blacking out CNN's coverage of the 15th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown.
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.
A student dorm at Peking University has a place in the unofficial history of the Tiananmen protest movement.
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.
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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.
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