The organizers were charged with inciting subversion of a state power under Hong Kong's national security law.
Four pro-democracy activists with Tiananmen vigil organizer the Hong Kong Alliance were detained by police on Wednesday.
A new amendment to Hong Kong's Film Censorship Ordinance gives the government the ability to censor films seen as a threat to national security. The move further aligns Hong Kong with the practices of Beijing and the Chinese mainland.
In recent months, Xiaohongshu had made similar posts on Fridays to celebrate the coming weekend.
"Was the 'accidental human' who made the error by any chance the head of China Marketing for Microsoft?" the Texas senator tweeted early Saturday.
Large parts of Victoria Park, where people have gathered in past years, were cordoned off ahead of the vigil. Police told people not to participate in unauthorized assemblies, which could mean a five-year penalty.
Blinken also noted that police in Hong Kong banned a Tiananmen Square vigil to honor the victims. Authorities in China said that the gathering was against COVID-19 mitigation restrictions.
Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to Hong Kong's Victoria Park to pay tribute to those killed when China's military drove tanks through student-led pro-democracy protests on June 4, 1989.
The Chinese Communist Party has cracked down on events commemorating the 1989 massacre. The party also says that only 200 citizens died in the event—a British source says the number is closer to 10,000.
The top editor of a Chinese government-controlled paper accused the U.S. of hypocrisy.
A report out of Hong Kong has predicted mass arrests, prosecutions and disqualifications from public office for those who attend the vigil marking 31 years since the massacre in Beijing.
Thousands of protesters descended on the city's Victoria Park on June 4 to mark the anniversary of the massacre, despite police refusing permission for them to do so.
"When a meeting is held across different countries, the participants within those countries are required to comply with their respective local laws," a Zoom spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Hu Xijin—the editor of the Global Times newspaper—accused the U.S. of exporting civil unrest but being unable to deal with its own.
China has gobbled up the territory's freedom, undeterred by protests and international condemnation. Who's next?
All signs point to China and the world mutually closing their doors to each other, and as a member of the Chinese diaspora, that's what I hate to see.
One of America's leading China experts reflects on the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.
There are special purposes only Hong Kong can serve for Beijing, especially as President Donald Trump's economic iron curtain falls.
The photo was taken on Sunday evening, during a clash between police and protesters in the Tsuen Wan area of Hong Kong.
China is far more dependent on trade today than it was during the crackdown on 1989. But Xi also wants to resolve the situation promptly.
"We have a clear memory about what happened thirty years ago, what happened when students assembled peacefully in Tiananmen Square."
30 years later, the sad reality is that we have no strategy to change the evolution of China away from a Communist Party-controlled giant surveillance system.
"The U.S. has no credibility to hold the moral high ground," a Global Times editorial claimed in response to a statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In the iconic image taken after the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident, one lone protester faced down a column of tanks as they advanced on him.
"[China's] successes have come at the cost of continued authoritarianism, and it is ultimately impossible to know what the public feels about that trade-off," Jared Hall, Dean of Academic Life at the Hotchkiss School, told Newsweek.
Human rights remain under attack in China on an unprecedented scale, defying America's hopes that economic openness will result in greater liberty.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the "heroic protest movement" that was crushed by Chinese troops in 1989.
A Global Times editorial suggested the official secrecy around the brutal suppression of pro-democracy protesters in 1989 has allowed the country to advance.