Beijing’s Tiananmen Square: Centuries of Chinese History and Protest

The vast plaza at the heart of China's capital is the most politically sensitive location in the country, and has long attracted protesters seeking to express grievances. TIME charts some key moments.

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It does appear now that terrorists from Xinjiang province thousands of kilometers away are spreading their ugly tentacles to the capital city. They have simply taken away precious lives of innocent people without the slightest remorse or qualm. Such despicable killing must be stopped at all cost.