Tiananmen Square massacre

Microsoft Bing Censors ‘Tank Man’ Images on Tiananmen Anniversary

The Microsoft-owned search engine Bing is not displaying any image results for “tank man,” the most iconic image of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, even when the term is searched from within the United States. Microsoft claims the phenomenon is due to an “accidental human error,” and that the company is “working to resolve this.”

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at a media event in San Francisco, California on M

Activision Censors Tiananmen Square Footage in ‘Call of Duty’ Game Trailer to Please Communist China

Gaming giant Activision has censored a recent trailer for the latest addition to the popular video game series Call of Duty. The company removed footage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre based on outcry from Communist China. China accused Activision of “exporting ideology” and bringing “politics into videogames,” leading the company to censor the game trailer around the world.

Tiananmen Square (AP Photo / Jeff Widener)

Immigrant Student Suspended by Fordham for Posing with Rifle Sues University

Fordham University is facing a lawsuit filed by a Chinese immigrant student that was suspended from the university over an Instagram post in which he posed with a legally-obtained rifle to honor the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. The lawsuit seeks to reverse the probationary status that was imposed on the student as punishment for the post.

Fordham Student Austin Tong

Zoom Suspends American Nonprofit After Commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre

Video conferencing app Zoom suspended the account of a U.S.-based Chinese activist group after the group hosted a Zoom event commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, stating that it did so “to comply with local law.” Following media coverage and outrage from the public, Zoom reenabled the group’s account on the platform.

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan

Taiwan Urges China to Apologize for Tiananmen Square Massacre

The Chinese Communist Party rejected Taiwan’s request on Wednesday for China to issue an apology for the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre – in which Chinese troops opened fire on unarmed students leading protests, calling it “nonsense,” Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Tiananmen Square (AP Photo / Jeff Widener)

Hong Kong Holds Massive Vigil for Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Hong Kong held a huge candlelight vigil in Victoria Park on Monday to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The event displeases Beijing, which has done what it can to suppress attendance and warn participants away from incendiary criticism of the Communist government.

Crowds gather for Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil