Tiananmen Square

Public square in Beijing, China

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Tiananmen Square or Tian'anmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China in the square on October 1, 1949; the anniversary of this event is still observed there. Tiananmen Square is within the top ten largest city squares in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

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Chinese Australians are paying tribute to the late prime minister Bob Hawke, saying he changed their lives forever after accepting thousands in the wake of the..
Credit: SBS - Published 4 days ago

Six days after the 1989 massacre at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Bob Hawke wept along with hundreds of mourners at a memorial service at Parliament House.
Credit: The Age - Published 4 days ago

Authorities in China have blocked Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia's owner said on Wednesday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

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