On the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in China, the ISN takes a closer look at the events and consequences of the pro-democracy protests.
- In the ISN Podcast we interview Professor Arne Westad from the London School of Economics and address the causes and historical roots of the protests, as well as looking at the consequences and some of the deeper political contradictions that are rooted in those events.
- In our Publications, Human Rights in China: Trends and Policy Implications analyzes China’s mixed human rights record, new human rights legislation and the development of civil society, legal awareness and social activism.
- Also, in our Policy Briefs, Under Foreign Pressure, Chinese Support Their Government argues that most Chinese accept the CCP’s social contract: continued one-party rule and an emphasis on social harmony, including limited political freedoms, provided the authorities continue to expand opportunities for economic prosperity.
- In our Events section, the China International Nuclear Power Industry Expo 2009 in Beijing in September will delve deeper into the causes and consequences of China’s rapid economic growth and demand for energy resources.