London’s Tiananmen Vigil: Why 1989’s Tiananmen Massacre still matters

Last night in London I attended Amnesty International’s annual Tiananmen Massacre vigil which commemorates the horrific events of June 4th 1989 and the thousands of people (namely students) who died, many of whom remain unidentified. Each year the London vigil draws together a combination of protesters and journalists who were in Tiananmen in 1989, mothers … More London’s Tiananmen Vigil: Why 1989’s Tiananmen Massacre still matters

Tiananmen Square

Before I even stepped foot into Tiananmen Square, I was unsure how I would feel about it. Clearly its reputation precedes it and who could forget the horror of what happened there in June 1989. That aside, it’s a significant location in Chinese history so I think I was rather obliged to visit. Walking into … More Tiananmen Square

Hong Kong’s future: 18 years after the handover and my experience of the protests

The 1st July 1997 marks a significant day in history. On this day, 18 years ago, Hong Kong was officially handed back to the People’s Republic of China after an emotional and poignant ceremony on 30th June. The handing over of Hong Kong marked the end of the British Empire as it was known. For … More Hong Kong’s future: 18 years after the handover and my experience of the protests