June Cheng

June is the East Asia correspondent for WORLD Magazine. Follow June on Twitter @JuneCheng_World.

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Too dangerous to forget

Asia | Three decades after the Tiananmen Square massacre, the citizens of Hong Kong are confronting their own Communist incursion
by June Cheng
Posted 6/13/19, 01:43 pm

Seventy-year-old Li Pu, with white hair and the air of an intellectual, will tell you he has little hope left for democracy in his beloved homeland of China.

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Umbrella resurgence

Hong Kong | Anger over an extradition plan has revived pro-democracy protests—and clashes—in Hong Kong
by June Cheng
Posted 6/12/19, 03:46 pm

The umbrellas are back on the streets in Hong Kong, where at least 22 people were injured amid clashes with police on Wednesday during a large demonstration against an extradition bill. On the streets outside Hong Kong’s government complex, riot police dispersed tear gas and shot beanbag rounds at the angry crowds.

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Candles for Tiananmen

China | In Hong Kong, activists, survivors, and mainland Chinese travelers commemorate the hundreds killed at China’s Tiananmen Square three decades ago
by June Cheng
Posted 6/04/19, 05:58 pm

A sea of flickering candles on Tuesday night lit up Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, where an estimated 180,000 people gathered to remember the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago. Attendees observed a moment of silence, listened to recollections of the horrific night, and sang “Bloodstained Glory,” the anthem of the 1989 pro-democracy protests.

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