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  • proper n. Tian'anmen; Gate of Heavenly Peace


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  • Other plazas play host to the good and the bad as in Beijing's Tian'anmen Square in 1989 basking portentously in the post-Soviet glow of an explosive democratic freedom only to bleed a few days later into a convenient corral for firing squads.

    Paul Gunther: Tahrir Square-- Where Social Media Found a Footing: Traditional Urban Plazas as Crucible of Change

  • Yet the 1989 Tian'anmen Square massacre apparently occurs before Precious gives birth to her second child.

    Scott Mendelson: HuffPost Review: Precious (2009)

  • In this optic, the Politburo's response to the mob scene at 'Tian'anmen' stands as a monument to overly cautious behavior on the part of the leadership, not as an example of rash action. . .

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Along Chang'an Boulevard, by Tian'anmen Square and the Great Hall of the People, the national flags and accompanying plain red ones stood rippling off their flagpoles, aglow in clear sunlight against the blue sky.

    Joe Torre, Far From Home

  • "The 'special air from special places' in my application includes air from the 2008 Olympics stadiums, Tian'anmen Square, Qomolongma, the moon, a pigsty, a horse paddock and even the Chaoyang District Court," Li said.

    The Cutting Edge of Chinese Property Rights: The Moon, The Clouds and Pigsty Fumes

  • And yet in the courtyard just beyond the Tian'anmen, thousands of empty food wrappers and other assorted garbage littered the ground, some within feet of perfectly functional waste bins.

  • We had the infamous Peking duck on Saturday night near Tian'anmen Square which was delicious and we had our own chef guy carving up for us at the table, although I don't think they do the plum sauce quite as well as the Brits do ...!! TravelStream? ? Recent Entries at

  • Tian'anmen Square was a sea of people that engulfed John and I on our way to the Forbidden City - with relief only after we bought tickets and entered the former palace.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • I was in my hotel room, without the distractions of the day - a walk around Tian'anmen Square, a visit to a replica of the home from

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • The moon begins to obstruct the view of the sun from earth during a soloar eclipse at the Tian'anmen Square on January 15, 2010 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China.

    Eyewitness News


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