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Tiananmen Square: Public square in Beijing, China
Tiananmen Square or Tian'anmen Square is a city square in the city center of Beijing, China, located near the city's Central Business District and named after the eponymous Tiananmen located to its north, which separates 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. The size of Tiananmen Square is 765 x 282 meters. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

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China says ex-soccer star's call for ouster of Communist Party is 'absurd'

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White House, on Tiananmen anniversary, urges China to respect human rights

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Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen

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Candles to light up Hong Kong on fraught Tiananmen anniversary

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Vigil banned, Hong Kong set to commemorate Tiananmen with 'candles everywhere'

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Taiwan calls on China to apologise for Tiananmen crackdown, Beijing cries 'nonsense'

Taiwan called on China on Wednesday to apologise for the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, a call dismissed as "nonsense" by China's foreign ministry.
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New work by Chinese dissident artist shows support for Hong Kong protests

A new work by Chinese dissident artist Badiucao in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters shows the image of a lone man standing in the path of a tank taken on Tiananmen Square in 1989.
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Donald Trump warns China saying 'Tiananmen Square-style' crackdown on Hong Kong protesters would harm trade deal

US president Donald Trump on Sunday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would harm trade talks between the two countries.
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Chinese state media vowed Friday there 'won't be a repeat' of the Tiananmen Square crackdown if Beijing moves to quash Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.
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Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media..
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The United Nations human rights office told Reuters on Tuesday that it had received reports alleging that a number of Chinese citizens had been detained or threatened ahead of the 30th anniversary of..
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