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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 – 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 12th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Friday May 12th 1989, at this point, most of the students didn’t see any danger ahead, and hoped for dialogue with the government. Chai Ling though was in despair as … 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, 13 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月13日: 21年前的今天:绝食开始!北大队伍出发前,钱理群等中青年教师在燕南园宴请绝食同学,挂出横幅:“风萧萧兮易水寒,壮士一去兮盼回还。”我与开希,少方三人手挽手带队到广场,旋即与王超华一起代表绝食团、高自联召开记者招待会。绝食要求:一、对话;二、修改四二六社论。晚,绝食学生增至三千人. Wang Dan writes on 13 May 2010: 21 years ago today: the hunger strike started! Before the Beijing University group departed, young professors such as Qian Liqun treated those who were about to go on a hunger strike … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 11 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月11日: 21年前的今天:在人大对面的一家小饭馆,开希、少方、我、程真、王文、杨朝晖等7人讨论决定在各校发起绝食。我们当时认为,当局是想用拖的办法瓦解学运,我们只有进一步施加压力,才能使得学运不会半途而废。当时我们都很希望这次学生运动能在中国政治进步的方面取得具体成果。 Wang Dan writes on 11 May 2010: 21 years ago today: Seven of us, Wu’er Kaixi, Ma Shaofang, I, Cheng Zhen, Wang Wen and Yang Zhaohui, had a discussion at an eatery opposite to the National People’s Congress. … Continue reading

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