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2009-10-19 08:45:00

BEIJING, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The China Guide is adding a new destination to their sightseeing itineraries with the re-opening of the historical Qianmen Street in the city center.

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2009-06-03 06:25:00

Just two days shy of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China shut down access to Twitter, Flickr and other websites.

2009-06-02 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Edward Markey, Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and Congressman Jay Inslee held a press conference this afternoon to discuss their recent visit to China.

2008-08-24 12:00:28

By John F. Burns It was something I'd not given much thought to in years.

2008-08-04 09:00:17

By Associated Press BEIJING -- A small group of protesters has clashed with police near Tiananmen Square in China's capital, saying they were evicted from their homes to make way for reconstruction ahead of the Olympic Games.

2006-08-16 23:59:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police hauled off a small group of people on Thursday who had arrived in Beijing's Tiananmen Square to protest what they say are bad vaccines which have crippled their children, one of the demonstrators said.

2006-07-20 05:40:20

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man set himself on fire in Beijing's central Tiananmen Square on Thursday to protest not being paid, Xinhua news agency said. The man was being treated in hospital.

2006-07-20 04:42:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese farmer set himself on fire in Beijing's central Tiananmen Square on Thursday and was being treated in hospital, a human rights group said.

2006-06-03 23:23:54

By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police joined throngs of tourists in a crowded Tiananmen Square on Sunday, poised to head off any incidents to mark the anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations 17 years ago.

2006-05-18 13:53:46

By Bob Tourtellotte CANNES, France (Reuters) - Chinese director Lou Ye said on Thursday he would consider altering his new film "Summer Palace," which features explicit sex and political drama, to satisfy censors' demands in his home country.


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