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23-Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – 1989, Beijing China – POSTSCRIPT

Written by Diane Gatterdam The Students of Tiananmen Square 1989 who stood in the face of death for the Human Rights of all Chinese people will always soar high. Their mission lives on until China is free… Two days after … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – June 2nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Anti-government graffiti on the wall of Zhongnanhai where top Chinese Communist party leaders reside. Twenty-three years ago on this day Friday June 2nd 1989, Deng Xiaoping and party elders met with the Standing Committee of the … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 31st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday May 31st 1989, a sense of eerie anticipation filled the air. The Student federation Leaders decided the only thing they could do to keep the army from moving into … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 22nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday May 22nd 1989, the waiting game between the students and the government dragged on and the morale of the students started to plummet, and a growing number of students … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 17th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday May 17th 1989, with more than 2 million people in and around the square, a planed tour for Gorbachev to the Forbidden City had to be cancelled and his … 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 15th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam WELCOME MR. GORBACHEV!!!! Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday May 15th 1989, the dramatic Sino-Soviet reconciliation was scheduled to begin with a grand ceremony in Tiananmen Square at 4:00 PM. Gorbachev was to be greeted … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 14th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Sunday May 14th 1989, it was a beautiful Sunny Sunday, and word of the students’ hunger strike spread like wildfire throughout Beijing. About 300,000 curious onlookers were arriving from every … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 4th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday May 4th 1989, tens of thousands of students from 51 campuses marched on Chang’an Boulevard and into Tiananmen Square. The students set out from their campuses about 8:00am and … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 28th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Friday April 28th 1989, many students that marched the day before to Tiannamen knew it was a slap in the face to Deng Xiaoping and his allies. “It was as … Continue reading

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