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'Carrie Lam is in a dilemma': Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad says Hong Kong leader should quit
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'Carrie Lam is in a dilemma': Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad says Hong Kong leader should quit

Malaysia's prime minister said Friday Hong Kong's embattled leader should resign over the city's increasingly violent pro-democracy protests.

Charlie Cole, photographer behind iconic Tiananmen Square image, passes away at 64 in Indonesia's Bali
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Charlie Cole, photographer behind iconic Tiananmen Square image, passes away at 64 in Indonesia's Bali

Charlie Cole won the 1990 World Press Photo award for his picture of a man in a white shirt, carrying a shopping bag in each hand, striding out into the road the day after troops killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in the heart of Beijing

Hong Kong protest leaders appeal to German chancellor Angela Merkel to support push for democracy before her China visit
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Hong Kong protest leaders appeal to German chancellor Angela Merkel to support push for democracy before her China visit

Hong Kong protest leaders on Wednesday appealed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to support their push for democracy when she visits China this week.

Spanish fashion brand Zara seeks to distance itself from Hong Kong controversy, says it does not support protests
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Spanish fashion brand Zara seeks to distance itself from Hong Kong controversy, says it does not support protests

Spanish fashion brand Zara, seeking to avoid becoming embroiled in controversy over protests in Hong Kong, issued a statement on Chinese social media expressing support for China's sovereignty

Donald Trump warns China saying 'Tiananmen Square-style' crackdown on Hong Kong protesters would harm trade deal
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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.

After suspension of Hong Kong extradition bill, tens of thousands expected at rally demanding leader Carrie Lam’s resignation
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After suspension of Hong Kong extradition bill, tens of thousands expected at rally demanding leader Carrie Lam’s resignation

Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the city’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests in decades

Chinese artist calls out Twitter for rejecting his #Tiananmen30 tank man emoji
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Chinese artist calls out Twitter for rejecting his #Tiananmen30 tank man emoji

Badiucao said the firm did not create a special emoji for the anniversary to avoid the wrath of Chinese authorities.

Tiananmen Square anniversary: Wall of silence, extra security, tight internet censorship surround Beijing 30 years on
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Tiananmen Square anniversary: Wall of silence, extra security, tight internet censorship surround Beijing 30 years on

China marked 30 years since the deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Tuesday with a wall of silence and extra security after arresting activists and tightening internet censorship ahead of the politically sensitive anniversary.

Taiwan says 'unrepentant' China covers up truth about Tiananmen Square crackdown even today
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Taiwan says 'unrepentant' China covers up truth about Tiananmen Square crackdown even today

China not only did not plan to repent for the Tiananmen Square crackdown, but it also continues to cover up the truth, Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post.

Shinzo Abe welcomed by Li Keqiang near Tiananmen Square; PM's rare China visit comes days before Modi arrives in Japan
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Shinzo Abe welcomed by Li Keqiang near Tiananmen Square; PM's rare China visit comes days before Modi arrives in Japan

Premier Li Keqiang greeted Abe as Japan's flag flew outside the opulent Great Hall of the People across from Tiananmen Square, and they reviewed an honour guard before going inside for talks. Relations between Asia's two biggest economies have improved in recent years after they sunk to new lows in 2012 when Tokyo "nationalised" disputed islands claimed by Beijing.

Two ex-Hong Kong lawmakers jailed for their role in a fracas that disrupted proceedings in the city's parliament
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Two ex-Hong Kong lawmakers jailed for their role in a fracas that disrupted proceedings in the city's parliament

Two Hong Kong independence activists were sentenced to four weeks in prison for their role in a fracas that disrupted proceedings in the city's parliament.

Hundreds march in Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen Square massacre, call for end of 'one-party dictatorship'
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Hundreds march in Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen Square massacre, call for end of 'one-party dictatorship'

Hundreds marched through Hong Kong today ahead of the 29th anniversary of China's crackdown on democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

Kim Jong-un in China: South Korea says it is unaware of North Korean ruler's visit, but is monitoring situation
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Kim Jong-un in China: South Korea says it is unaware of North Korean ruler's visit, but is monitoring situation

The South Korean government on Tuesday said that it does not know if North Korea's Kim Jong-un was visiting Beijing.

As Xi Jinping seeks to consolidate hold on CPC leadership beyond 2023, a look at past presidential tenures in China
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As Xi Jinping seeks to consolidate hold on CPC leadership beyond 2023, a look at past presidential tenures in China

China's ruling Communist Party's proposed scrapping of a limit on presidential terms is upending three decades of efforts to restrict how long top leaders can hold office and setting the stage for party chief Xi Jinping to remain head of state indefinitely

China shut down as many as 128,000 websites which it claimed to contain 'obscene and harmful information' in 2017: Report
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China shut down as many as 128,000 websites which it claimed to contain 'obscene and harmful information' in 2017: Report

China has been tightening controls over internet content as part of efforts to maintain “social stability”.

Human rights worsening in China under Xi Jinping; secret detentions and closed-door trials new norm, say watchdogs
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Human rights worsening in China under Xi Jinping; secret detentions and closed-door trials new norm, say watchdogs

With global influence on the rise, Xi Jinping is more than ever convinced that China requires a highly authoritarian and one-party system

China's neo-Maoists welcome Xi Jinping's 'new era' of socialism, but refuse to put him on same pedestal as Mao Zedong
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China's neo-Maoists welcome Xi Jinping's 'new era' of socialism, but refuse to put him on same pedestal as Mao Zedong

A fringe group of hard-line conservatives who long for the way things were under communist China’s founding leader, Mao Zedong, have welcomed President Xi Jinping’s "new era" of socialism

China's Xi Jinping vows to defeat Taiwan's bid for independence, offers 'one-country two system' model instead
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China's Xi Jinping vows to defeat Taiwan's bid for independence, offers 'one-country two system' model instead

Chinese president Xi Jinping vowed to defeat Taiwan's bid for independence but offered to extend the 'one-country, two systems' model of Hong Kong and Macao to the self-ruled island to achieve "peaceful reunification" with the mainland.

Rumoured dead, ex-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin's sends social media into frenzy with Communist meeting appearance
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Rumoured dead, ex-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin's sends social media into frenzy with Communist meeting appearance

Rumoured to have died a few months ago, 91-year-old former Chinese president Jiang Zemin roused social media users Wednesday by taking a prominent place at the ruling Communist Party's leadership Congress.