April 10, 2020
The 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown Was Not Inevitable
By David Skidmore
In retrospect, the end of China's 1989 protest movement seems preordained. It was anything but.
November 13, 2019
Damnatio Memoriae in China: Zhao Ziyang Is Laid to Rest
By Bonnie Girard
Zhao was written out of Chinese history for showing sympathy to the Tiananmen protesters. The indignity continued even after his death.
June 08, 2019
In Taiwan, the Tiananmen Tragedy Has a Special Resonance
By John Liu
For Taiwan, June 4, 1989 recalls both their own oppressed past and the resistance against China’s ongoing oppression.
June 03, 2019
Tiananmen 1989: Lessons for Today
By Christopher Bodeen and Johnson Lai
Tiananmen veterans look back on the movement’s relevance in 21st century China.
June 01, 2019
From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
By Emile Dirks
30 years after Tiananmen, activism in China continues, though by necessity it has taken different forms.
May 22, 2019
The Cold Reality of Tiananmen at 30
By Christopher K. Colley
The world may care about the anniversary on June 4, but the Chinese public has moved on.
May 01, 2019
30 Years After Tiananmen: Hong Kong Remembers
By Benny Tai
An organizer of the 2014 Occupy Central protest explains how Hong Kong keeps the spirit of Chinese democracy alive.
June 04, 2015
Why China's Political Reforms Failed
By Wu Wei
June 4,1989 ended China's political reform movement, but the stage was set for the reformers' downfall long before.
April 18, 2014
Remembering Hu Yaobang, China's Reformer
By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, analysis of China's urbanization plan and Captain America in China. Friday China links.