Commemorating the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Tiananmen Square.

180-degree view of Tiananmen Square in 2004 (Photo by Saad Akhtar)

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, which began on June 4, 1989. Below, we highlight some of the best coverage of this important historical event.


Frontline’sThe Memory of Tiananmen 1989

BBC’s “Timeline: Tiananmen protests


Remembering Tiananmen:

From NPR’s Fresh Air, “A ‘New Yorker’ Writer’s Take On China's ‘Age Of Ambition’” (text and audio, 32 min.)

From CBC, “Tiananmen Square: Author Yiyun Li's story” (text and audio, 53 min.)

BBC’s Witness program, “The Tiananmen Square Massacre” (audio, 11 min.)

From George Washington University, “Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History” (text, including historical documents)