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Postcard from Tiananmen Square, on June 4

Local Interest / China : China Rises

Today is the anniversary of government troops opening fire on Tiananmen Square protestors on June 4, 1989, so I rode the metro over to the square this afternoon. The crowd seemed thin -- tourists having their pictures taken and secu...

[DEALS] Early bird deals for Golden Week Getaways

China / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When the founding of the People's Republic of China was celebrated with a grand ceremony at Tiananmen Square on October 1st 1949, the new government declared this day to be the National Day of the People's Republic of China. Ever si...

5 tons of garbage left at Tiananmen Square on National Day, down from 19 tons 8 years ago

China / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Last week was China's first long holiday after the new tourism law came into effect. Along with the law, the Chinese National Tourism Association published a 64-page "Guidebook for Civilized Tourism" on its website in anticipation o...

Tiananmen mayor denied national anthem and flag at funeral

China / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The family of Chen Xitong, mayor of Beijing during the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, were prevented from playing the national anthem and displaying the flag of the People's Republic of China at Chen's funeral, according to the SCM...

Look: 120,000 people come to watch National Day flag-raising ceremony, leave tons of trash behind

China / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This morning, more than 100,000 people from all across China descended on Tiananmen Square to take part in the flag-raising ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, and to participate in another of China's g...


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