Tiananmen Square

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Tian·an·men Square

 (tyän′än′mĕn′)
An extensive open area in central Beijing, China, the world's largest public square. Adjacent to the Forbidden City, it has long been the site of festivals, rallies, and demonstrations. In 1989 Chinese troops fired on student demonstrators, killing an estimated 2,000 or more.

Tian′an•men Square′

(ˈtyɑn ɑnˌmɛn)

also Tienanmen Square


n.
a large plaza in Beijing, China.
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Readers will recall that Colonel Gaddafi of Libya chose to speak admiringly of China's handing of protesters in Tianenmen Square during his rambling and bellicose rant on 22nd February.
So when the authors speak of political events such as the Tianenmen Square massacre of 1989 and the end of Apartheid between 1990-4 as events which "resonated with international audiences far removed from the home site in ways that then rebounded back onto the local context" (Schaffer and Smith, 2004: 224) it is not clear what "home" and "local" mean.
Commission officials said the EU acknowledged progress from China on social and economic rights in particular, but - while things had changed since the 1989 Tianenmen Square massacre - there were continued concerns about civil and political rights, including freedom of expression.