China blocks access to such websites as Twitter, Flickr, and Hotmail, ahead of the anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.
The Chinese government is trying to block access to social media, photo-sharing and many websites in an apparent effort to control discussion about the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, bloodily suppressed by Chinese soldiers 20 years ago.
150,000 people assemble in Hong Kong, China, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. 2009-06-4 (Context: China, Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989)
Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang's secret memoirs about the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square are published. 2009-05-14 (Context: China, Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989)
China's government blocks access to the YouTube video-sharing website. 2009-03-24 (Context: China, blocks mentions, website)
Chinese authorities advise that they will deport Australian artist Guo Jian arrested before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. 2014-06-6 (Context: China, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989)
China announces the creation of a State Internet Information Office to 'direct, coordinate, and supervise' online content management, prompting fears that online censorship will grow even more stringent. 2011-05-4 (Context: China, blocks mentions)