Tag: June 4

Blocked in Hong Kong, Stage64 Worldwide Screening Tells the Truth of June 4 Massacre

Stage64 is a theatrical group established in Hong Kong, that writes and produces live stage performances concentrating on the June 4, Tiananmen square massacre. Their first key production, “Edelweiss,” was performed in Hong Kong in 2009.  From 2009 to 2019, they put on many performances at the Hong Kong Arts Centre and schools to let…


‘Tank Cake’ in Livestream Unnerves Beijing on Eve of Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre, Prompting Censorship

Apparently, the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square massacre is such a sore spot for the Chinese regime that the sale of a tank-shaped cake has to be censored. A top livestream salesman in China was shut down after presenting a cake shaped like a mini tank. The authorities deemed it to be a reminder of…


Top China Streamer Sparks Tiananmen Questions; Cal Thomas Discusses Biden Foreign Policy

China’s top streamer meets political censorship. An unintentional mistake may have cost his career, as the 33rd anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square massacre was once again censored in China. Plus, I spoke with Cal Thomas, a speaker at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado and a celebrated columnist. He and I discuss President…


No Candlelight Vigil for June 4th in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square massacre. For the first time, there is no June 4 candlelight vigil in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. By 11 p.m. on the evening of June 3, the government closed the central lawn, soccer field, basketball court, and many entrances to Victoria Park. It…


Hongkongers Spread June Fourth Commemoration Abroad as a Heritage

Commentary In mid-April, 2022, a friend introduced me to a U.K. Hong Kong community head, who talked to me about shooting a special program on Queen Elizabeth II and Hong Kong for the Platinum Jubilee celebration. After going through that, we shifted the topic to the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square massacre (June Fourth). I…


Hong Kong Activist Jailed for 15 Months Over Tiananmen Square Massacre Vigil

An activist behind the annual Tiananmen Square vigil in Hong Kong was sentenced to 15 months prison on Jan. 4 for inciting others to participate in an unauthorized assembly last year to commemorate victims of the June, 4, 1989, massacre at the hands of the Chinese regime. “It can be foreseen that the public space…


Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai, 7 Others Jailed Over Tiananmen Vigil

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and seven other activists received jail terms ranging from four to 14 months on Dec. 13 for their respective roles in a banned Tiananmen vigil last year. Lai, 72, the founder of the now-shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily is currently serving 20-month jail time for taking part in pro-democracy…


Leaders Behind Tiananmen Vigil in Hong Kong Charged With Inciting Subversion

A Hong Kong court charged three leaders of the group behind the city’s annual Tiananmen Massacre vigil under the Beijing-imposed national security law for subversion on Friday. Three leaders are currently being held in custody. Chow Hang Tung, a prominent barrister and the vice-chair of the pro-democracy group, failed to secure bail in the West…


Vatican’s Choice of Hong Kong Bishop Charts Course Independent of Beijing

News Analysis VATICAN—After two years of consultation, the Holy See announced on May 17 that Pope Francis has selected Jesuit Stephen Chow Sau-yan as the next Bishop of Hong Kong, passing over the individual said to be Beijing’s choice for the position. Chow, 62, a native of Hong Kong, has been the Provincial (or head)…


Candlelight Vigil in Sydney Marks the 32nd Anniversary of the CCP’s Tiananmen Square Massacre

On the 32nd anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square massacre, the Australian–Hong Kong Industries Alliance and several other pro-democracy organizations jointly gathered for a candlelight vigil outside the Chinese consulate in Sydney as a way to commemorate those who died at the hands of the Chinese communist regime in 1989 and show their support…