Tiananmen Square

Public square in Beijing, China

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Tiananmen Square or Tian'anmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China in the square on October 1, 1949; the anniversary of this event is still observed there. Tiananmen Square is within the top ten largest city squares in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

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Next Tuesday, June 4, marks 30 years since China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 hours ago

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Next Tuesday, June 4, marks 30 years since China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese..
Credit: Reuters - Published 7 hours ago

Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy..
Credit: Reuters - Published 22 hours ago

It's the most sensitive day of the year for China's internet, the anniversary of the bloody June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square, and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Thirty years after the Chinese government crushed a student-led demonstration for democratic reform and against government corruption, a former AP photographer..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 3 days ago

An inflatable installation in Taiwan marks 30 years since China's crackdown on democracy activists.
5 days ago • BBC News

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