35 years ago in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, peaceful protests were ended by a shameful use of Chinese military force. Australia remembers the tragic loss of life on 4 June 1989 and we continue to call upon Chinese authorities to accept responsibility.

The Coalition remains deeply concerned about continuing and increasing constraints on freedom of association, expression and political participation in China. The targeted oppression of those who would commemorate the deaths in Tiananmen Square is especially repugnant.

We call on the Albanese Government to uphold Australia’s position of making strong representations to the Chinese Government to cease suppression of freedoms and to release those detained for peacefully expressing their political views.