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[Translation by Human Rights in China] After visiting families of victims in Guangzhou and Nanning, we headed to Sichuan. There is only one train every day from Nanning to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. The trip, a 32-hour ride, would take us through Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces. Along the way,...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] In mid-November 2013, Guo Liying and I traveled to Henan, Hubei, and Jiangxi Provinces in central China to visit the families of victims of June Fourth. We went first to Zhengzhou in Henan to visit Mr. Sun Chengkang and his wife Mrs. Yu Qing, the parents of...
Lai Bi (赖笔), 21, male, a student at the Peking Medical University (北京医科大学). He was struck in the head by a stray bullet on West Chang’an Avenue on the night of June 3, 1989 while helping rescue the wounded. He was taken to the Peking Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital, where he died at...
Chen Yongting (陈永廷), 20, male, a student in the Economics Department of the Central Institute for Nationalities (中央民族学院). Shot to death in Tiananmen Square, night of June 3, 1989. He was the first and only student in the history of his poor, remote mountain village in Tushixiang (涂市乡), Youyang...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] On the 25th anniversary of the June Fourth Tragedy Shortly after the 24th anniversary of June Fourth last year, some of us—June Fourth victims’ family members residing in Beijing—were thinking about the same questions with sadness. In all these years, and...
Today, HRIC launches a new advocacy initiative: “June Fourth at 25: Resisting Enforced Amnesia, Building a Just Future.” Since the military crackdown on the 1989 Democracy Movement, known as June Fourth, HRIC has provided advocacy support and solidarity to individuals and groups—particularly the...
Tian Daoming (田道明), 22, male, a senior at the Department of Management of the University of Science and Technology Beijing. Crushed to death by a tank in the early morning of June 4, 1989. Originally from Shishou City, Hubei Province.
The Changshu Municipal People’s Court in Jiangsu Province today sentenced citizen activist, Gu Yimin (顾义民) , to 18 months’ imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power.” In addition, Gu will be subjected to two years of post-release deprivation of political rights.
In an open letter to members of China’s legislature and political advisory body, the Tiananmen Mothers urge them to break the 25-year government silence on the June 4, 1989 military crackdown on the Democracy Movement that year, and begin discussion on a resolution. The letter calls on the deputies...
The New School for Democracy and Editorial Board of Anthology of June 4th Poetry have organized a poetry film contest to commemorate June Fourth. The contest aims to broaden artistic creativity and perspectives on freedom by giving participants the opportunity to reflect on and share memories about...

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