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June Fourth (六四)

Obama makes rare mention of Tiananmen on 25th anniversary
The Huffington Post, June 4, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/03/obama-tiananmen_n_5441227.html

In North Korea, China's Tiananmen Square protests stirred hope for change
The Guardian, June 4, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/04/north-korea-china-tiananmen-square-protests

越南官媒发表文章纪念六四很快被删除 (Vietnamese state media publish articles commemorating June Fourth, soon deleted)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140604_64_vietnam_press_censor.shtml

Statements on June Fourth

Baird statement on 25th anniversary of tiananmen Square
加拿大外长贝尔德关于天安门广场25周年的声明
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, June 4, 2014
EN: http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/newscommuniques/2014/06/04a.aspx?lang=eng
CH: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/china-chine/highlights-faits/2014/2014-06-tiananmen.aspx?lang=zh-CN

Statement by human rights commissioner strässer on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests
German Federal Foreign Office, June 3, 2014
http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Infoservice/Presse/Meldungen/2014/140603-MRHH_Tiananmen.html?nn=479796

June Fourth Related Events

香港支联会称18万人出席“六四”烛光晚会(HK Alliance says up to 180,000 attended June Fourth candlelight vigil)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140604_64_alliance_hk_vigil.shtml

Huge Hong Kong vigil marks Tiananmen anniversary
The Telegraph, June 4, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10876446/Huge-Hong-Kong-vigil-marks-Tiananmen-anniversary.html

达赖喇嘛为六四遇难者祈祷并向西藏青年传法 流亡西藏团体纪念六四事件 (Dalai Lama holds prayer for June Fourth victims, exiled Tibetan groups commemorate 1989 crackdown)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-06042014155709.html

世界各地举行六四纪念活动 (Commemoration of June Fourth held across the world)
Deutsche Welle, June 4, 2014
dw.de/p/1CBrE

Detention and Crackdown

China tightens security in Beijing on Tiananmen 25th anniversary
Al Jazeera, June 4, 2014
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/4/tiananmen-china-security.html

Chinese embassy official 'forcefully' shoves amnesty chief as she lays flowers in Tiananmen remembrance gesture
The Telegraph, June 4, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10875688/Chinese-embassy-official-forcefully-shoves-amnesty-chief-as-she-lays-flowers-in-Tiananmen-remembrance-gesture.html

Tiananmen? What Tiananmen? Beijing keeps lid on protests
USA Today, June 4, 2014
www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/06/04/tiananmen-anniversary/9946783/

Related:
Restrictions, detentions, and disappearances before June 4, 2014
2014年六四25周年纪念日前被限制自由、拘留和失踪者名单
Human Rights in China, May 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/restrictions-detentions-and-disappearances-june-4-2014
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/2014nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-ji-nian-ri-qian-bei-xian-zhi-zi-you-ju-liu-he-shi-zong-zhe-ming-dan

Reflections

周锋锁:重返天安门既激动又担心 (It’s exciting and worrying to return to Tiananmen Square, says democracy movement student leader)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/06/140605_inv_china_zhoufengsuo.shtml

Tiananmen’s most wanted
六四后21名被通缉学生领袖今何在?
New York Times, June 4, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140604/c04mostwanted/dual/

Q & A: Chen Guang on the soldiers who retook Tiananmen Square
老兵陈光忆六四,曾参加天安门清场
New York Times, June 3, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140603/c03chenguangqa/dual/

Thursday, June 5, 2014