Mass candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to remember Tiananmen (2) | AFP

Huge crowds turn out for a mass candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening marking 30 years since China’s bloody Tiananmen crackdown, a gathering tinged with symbolism as the city struggles to preserve its own cherished freedoms.

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China handles Tiananmen anniversary with customary silence

As pro-democracy protests took hold in China in 1989, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of neighboring Hong Kong to show their support. (June 4)

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Tiananmen survivor recalls crackdown on 30th annviersary | AFP

Thirty years after they fled the bullets and tanks, Tiananmen exiles say their dream of returning to a democratic China are more distant than ever as their homeland descends further into authoritarianism and state surveillance.

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