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A previous year's Tiananmen Square vigil in Hong Kong (Image: David Yan)

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil snuffed out as Beijing flexes its muscles and might

Hong Kong's Tiananmen Square commemorations have been seen as a rallying point for democracy. Now, with China encroaching and the US in turmoil, things are different.

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‘We cannot use bibles as a prop’

Good morning, early birds. Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton takes aim at Donald Trump in a powerful and scathing eulogy at George Floyd's memorial, and a bill has been passed in Hong Kong criminalising the act of insulting the Chinese national anthem. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chinese spying on dissidents in Australia reaches new levels

The Chinese government is not only spying on Chinese nationals in Australia, but on Australians themselves. Inq hears first-hand from those who believe they are being watched.

Game Uber, man!

This week: East German Vogue, the rise and rise of weirdness, the farce of Uber, and the lies Beijing told itself in 1989.

Guo Jian with his 2014 Tiananmen Square artwork.

The massacre that can’t be erased from memory

Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian saw his fellow students gunned down in the square. Thirty years on, he's still reckoning with the event that 'doesn't officially exist'.

China as repressive as ever, but Australia lacks Hawke’s moral fibre

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre Australia needs a politician to stand up to China, as Bob Hawke did. But pollies with that moral rectitude are thin on the ground.

The Communist Party only has one option: it has to avoid a bust at all costs, and continue to make like the fireworks and boom, writes <b>Matthew Clayfield</b>, a freelance correspondent, in Beijing.

Letter from: Beijing … reading China like reading tea leaves

The Communist Party only has one option: it has to avoid a bust at all costs, and continue to make like the fireworks and boom, writes Matthew Clayfield, a freelance correspondent, in Beijing.

An official Beijing newspaper made a quiet but unprecented mention of the Tiananmen Square Massacre yesterday. Why did they do it and -- more importantly -- why were they allowed to?

Breaking the Tiananmen taboo

An official Beijing newspaper made a quiet but unprecented mention of the Tiananmen Square Massacre yesterday. Why did they do it and -- more importantly -- why were they allowed to?

China will one day have to deal with Tiananmen, but it's impossible to say how long that might take.

China’s fight for freedom, twenty years on

China will one day have to deal with Tiananmen, but it's impossible to say how long that might take.

Banned Chinese novelist Ma Jian was at the Tiananmen protests. He returns to Beijing 20 years later to find a country desperate to erase all memories of the incident.

The Tiananmen taboo

Banned Chinese novelist Ma Jian was at the Tiananmen protests. He returns to Beijing 20 years later to find a country desperate to erase all memories of the incident.

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