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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – June 1st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday June 1st 1989, every member of the Politburo received a copy of a report entitled “The True Nature of the Turmoil.” Ordered by Li Peng, the report had been … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 16th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Tuesday May 16th 1989, Deng Xiaoping met with Gorbachev inside the Great Hall of the People bringing the long-sought normalization of Sino-Soviet relations. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of people from … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 10th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday May 10th 1989, over 10,000 students and activists rode bicycles and pedi carts into downtown Beijing, stopping to rally at the headquarters of each of Beijing’s major media outlets. … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square- April 15th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago, on this day April 15th 1989, Hu Yaobang died. This news of Hu Yaobang’s death shocked Beijing and China. Wen Jiabao was asked to work on the funeral arrangements that were normal for … Continue reading

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Transcript of Li Peng’s dialogue with the students – May 18th 1989

Written by Diane Gatterdam Transcript of Li Peng’s dialogue with the students in the Great Hall of the People – May 18th 1989 “LI Peng Holds Dialogue with Students” (May 18, 1989) A Transcription of Beijing Television Broadcast. Beijing Television … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 18 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月18日: 21年前的今天:上午,包括开希、少方、超华和我在内的学生代表在人民大会堂与李鹏、李铁映、陈希同等对谈。李显得焦躁不安,但是还是点名声明:“没有把责任加给王丹、吾尔开希的意思。”事后新华社的报道删除了具体名字。江平等12名人大常委呼吁召开人大常委会紧急会议。 Wang Dan Writes on 18 May 2010: 21 years ago today: in the morning, student representatives including Wu’er Kaixi, Ma Shaofang, Wang Chaohua and I went for a talk with Li Peng, Li Tieying and Chen Xitong at … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 14 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月14日: 21年前的今天:凌晨,陈希同、李铁映等到广场上,试图劝退学生未果。白天,全市高校总动员,到广场声援。绝食团开始组织纠察队。晚上,统战部长阎明复邀请绝食学生代表到统战部,我代表绝食团参加。王军涛等知识界代表也与会,据说是阎明复委托他们出来在政府与学生间斡旋。 Wang Dan writes on 14 May 2010: 21 years ago today: Before dawn, Chen Xitong, Li Tieying and others arrived at Tiananmen Square. They attempted, without success, to urge the students to disperse and leave. At dawn, all … Continue reading

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