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Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. …

China handles Tiananmen anniversary with usual silence

China has gone into customary lockdown for the 30th anniversary of a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989, a reminder of the ruling Communist Party’s emphasis on stability above all

Hong Kong activists hold Tiananmen candlelight vigil

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights …

30 years ago, Spokane’s Tom Foley became speaker of the House

World affairs and national politics were in turmoil 30 years ago when Spokane native Tom Foley became speaker of the House of Representatives.

UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

‘Tank man’ photographer urges China to open up on Tiananmen

The American photographer who shot the iconic image of a man standing in front of tanks at the 1989 Tiananmen protests says it’s time for the Chinese government to come …

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement’s mistakes, passion

Wu’er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast on national television. …

Former Spokane TV journalist recalls Chinese student crackdowns of 1989

After the Chinese government cracked down on student protests that rocked the country 25 years ago, Holly Houston knew she had to return to the United States, as much for …

Tiananmen Square photographer recalls capture of iconic 1989 image

BEIJING – He captured the photograph that immortalized the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989: a lone man in a white shirt standing before a row of tanks, seemingly fearless after …

Importance of Li’s win goes beyond tennis court

PARIS – On the table in front of her, the French Open trophy glittered. Bold Chinese characters on her T-shirt read: “Sport changes everything.” And her broad smile showed how …