Higher turnout at Tiananmen massacre commemoration

This article was originally published under the headline “Hong Kong June 4 Vigil Turnout Up From Last Year” on 5-June-2018 by China Digital Times. Link to original article: HERE

Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil in commemoration of the lives lost in the crackdown on protesters in Beijing on June 4, 1989 this year attracted 115,000 people–5,000 more than last year–according to organizers. The figure provided by local police, however Continue reading “Higher turnout at Tiananmen massacre commemoration”

Surveillance and Silence in China’s Democracy Village

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By Cindy

, once hailed as China’s “democracy village,” has become a site of intense government surveillance in recent years as President Xi Jinping continues to crackdown on civil society and individual rights. Streets within the village have been equipped with high-definition cameras and major areas have been sealed off by checkpoints and armed police. James Pomfret at Reuters reports:

A rare visit to Wukan by a Reuters team and interviews with half a dozen villagers and sources familiar with the situation revealed that the village and surrounding area remain tightly policed as the government tries to maintain security at all costs.

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