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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 4th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam * (Note-There are very graphic images in this post) Twenty three years ago on this day Sunday June 4th 1989, “We are now completely surrounded” said Li Lu, “The army was advancing from three directions. Students … Continue reading

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Another Crack in the Façade of Chinese Communism

Our co-blogger Diane Gatterdam was invited to address an audience at a memorial service held yesterday (3 June 2012). It was an annual event at the Times Square in New York held in commemoration of victims who died in the … 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 – 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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Part 2 – Chai Ling: Last will and testament – Famous last interview given to Phillip Cunningham by Chai Ling May 28th 1989

Written by Diane Gatterdam A petite sun-bronzed woman wearing a stained white tennis shirt and dusty beige trousers sits next to me in the back of the taxi, grimacing as if in pain, weeping quietly to herself. Named to the … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 3rd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Wednesday May 3rd 1989, in a press conference State Council Spokesman, Yuan Mu rejected the Beida University Students “Twelve preconditions for dialogue.” His remarks emphasized six points: It would be … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 2 June 1989

王丹写于2010年6月2日: 21年前的今天:7点,刘晓波,候德健,高新,周舵等 “四君子” 开始在广场绝食。日晚,军队或用军车,或用其它车辆;或着便服,或列队跑步,以多种方式从多路向广场进发。最后在木樨地、新街口、王府井、六部口等处被群众堵截。有辆警车在木樨地撞倒了4人,其中3人死亡。 Wang Dan writes on 2 June 2010: 21 years ago today:  At seven o’clock,  the “Four Gentlemen” – Liu Xiaobo, Hou Dejian, Gao Xin and Zhou Duo – started their hunger strike at the Square.  That … Continue reading

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US Embassy Uses Twitter to Express Solidarity with Chinese Netizens

A law court in Beijing has rejected an appeal this morning (11 February 2010) against the jail sentence handed down to prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo.  Minutes after an announcement was made, Twitter was inundated with comments from Chinese netizens who … Continue reading

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China’s Public Intellectuals Speak out on Liu Xiaobo

Cui Weiping, a social critic and a professor at the Beijing Film Academy, has conducted some interviews with several famous public intellectuals in China to find out their views on the recent jail sentence of Liu Xiaobo. Public intellectuals, when … Continue reading

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