In a short program this week we tell you about how last week’s EU election results have everyone worried, as well as commemorative events for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and Taiwan’s Taiyuan Uprising.

  • A group of mostly young people gathered on Friday night in front the Presidential Office next to the 228 White Terror Square to pay tribute to the riots in the Taiyuan Rebel Incident (泰源事件) 44 years ago…
  • On June 4, 1989, student protesters that occupied Tiananmen Square in Beijing were violently removed by the People’s Liberation Army, on the orders of China’s government. Beginning in the evening of June 3rd and ending on June 4th, the army entered the city on tanks and artillery vehicles, and opened fire on the crowds of unarmed civilians. By the end of the massacre, the death toll ranged from the official figure of 200 to more than 1,000 given by foreign journalists and Amnesty International…
  • This past week, the countries in the European Union held elections for the 751-seat European Parliament. Many more radical parties grew in number, especially on the far-right side. Most notable are the National Front from France, UK Independence Party (UKIP) from the United Kingdom, and Denmark’s People’s Party…

(Feature photo by Shawn Diwakar, CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

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