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June Fourth 30th Anniversary (“六四”三十周年)

On This Day — May 20, 1989: Martial law takes effect at 10:00 a.m.: PLA units are ordered to clear Tiananmen Square and return order to the city: “Demonstrations, petitioning, class boycotts, strikes . . . are prohibited . . . [A]rmed police and People’s Liberation Army soldiers have the right to exercise any force necessary to stop or prevent any violation of martial law orders.”
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Blood red anxiety: How Tiananmen coloured the world of Chinese artist Chen Guang
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2019

30 years ago: Zhao Ziyang: “We came too late”
China Digital Times, May 19, 2019

台北“六四研讨会” 王丹以十六字揭幕 (“Never forget, never give up, reunite, and start again,” says Wang Dan at opening ceremony of June Fourth symposium in Taipei)
Deutsche Welle, May 18, 2019

黃耀明將發表新歌紀念六四 「我們不能忘記歷史」 (Anthony Wong, Hong Kong singer who was banned from China’s Apple Music store, to release new song about remembering June Fourth)
Inmediahk.net, May 18, 2019

30 years ago: Li Peng meets student representatives
China Digital Times, May 18, 2019

Explainer: 30 years on, the troubled history of Tiananmen Square’s Goddess of Democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, May 19, 2019

30 years ago: Gorbachev calls protesters “hotheads”
China Digital Times, May 17, 2019

“We saw humanity”: A Chinese student on the day Bob Hawke wept over Tiananmen
The Guardian, May 17, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019