June 4th, 1989, was one of history’s critical fork-in-the-road days. In China and in Poland choices were made that set two autocratic, supposedly comm(...)

“Tank Man” who placed his shopping bags down to face down the tanks.   in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5th, 1989, at the height of the pro-democracy protests. Photograph: Jeff Widener/AP

The anniversary of the June 4th, 1989, crackdown on the pro-democracy movement, a nationwide protest centred on Tiananmen Square at Beijing’s heart, i(...)