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  • Shanghai stock market closes with a spooky echo of Tiananmen Square

     
    Whether a cosmic joke or coincidence -- or as some wags suggested, an act of God -- the Shanghai stock market index fell 64.89 points on Monday, which happened to be June 4, the 23rd anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Tiananmen
  • On anniversary, Shanghai stock market closes with a spooky echo of Tiananmen Square

    On anniversary, Shanghai stock market closes with a spooky echo of Tiananmen Square
    BEIJING -- The stock market played a strange trick on the Chinese Communist Party on Monday. Whether a cosmic joke or coincidence -- or as some wags suggested, an act of God -- the Shanghai stock market index fell 64.89 points on Monday, which happened...

    How China Sits With Tiananmen 20 Years Later

    How China Sits With Tiananmen 20 Years Later
    Spring always brings new blossoms, but 20 years ago, spring brought to China an unprecedented flowering. In hundreds of cities, citizens took to the streets in peaceful protests to demand freedom, government accountability and an end to corruption --...

    From the archives: Chinese Spirit of Freedom Glows Despite Repression

    BEIJING -- A Chinese rock band, making up in noise what it lacked in sophistication, was banging out Western hits in a small dance hall when a young Chinese man struck up a quiet conversation with a foreigner. The man, a recent college graduate, soon...

    From the archives: Kremlin Unruffled as East Bloc Allies Go Own Way

    MOSCOW -- The Soviet Union, which built an empire of Communist satellite states in Eastern Europe with zeal and determination over four decades, now seems to be watching its breakup with surprising equanimity--and even approval--as one ally after...