Tag Archives: Deng Xiaoping

23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 27th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday April 27th 1989, students from 40 universities surged out of the campus gates and with banners announcing their colleges and academic departments, poured into the streets. Thousands of homemade … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 26th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday April 26th 1989, the Peoples Daily published the damming speech made by Deng Xiaoping in a front-page editorial titled “Uphold The Flag To Clearly Oppose Any Turmoil.” Attempting to … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 25th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Tuesday 25th 1989, with Zhao Ziyang on a state visit to North Korea, Li Peng called a meeting of the Politburo, a meeting dominated by Party members antagonistic to the … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 24th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday April 24th 1989, messages of support from students’ parents and other recorded speeches were now being broadcast from facilities that the students set up themselves from building 28 at … Continue reading

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

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday April 22nd 1989, more than 100,000 students and many others filled Tiananmen Square for the funeral of Hu Yaobang scheduled to start at 10:00 am. Police had planed to … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 21st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago, on this day Friday April 21st 1989, was the day before the funeral and memorial service for Hu Yaobang. Students heard that the police intended to close Tiananmen Square beginning at 5am, so … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 17 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月17日: 21年前的今天:严家其、包遵信领衔发表中国知识界五一七声明,提出”清王朝已经灭亡七十六年了,但是,中国还有一位没有皇帝头衔的皇帝,一位年迈昏庸的独裁者”,把矛头直接指向邓小平。上午九点,游行队伍大批到达广场,持续至天黑。总人数达百万之多。 Wang Dan Writes on 17 May 2010: 21 years ago today: Chinese intellectuals, led by Yan Jiaqi and Bao Zunxin, delivered their “May 17th Declaration”. The declaration made explicit reference to Deng Xiaoping when it said, “The Qing … Continue reading

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