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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 18th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Li Peng vs Wu’er Kaixi! (I believe that Kaixi wins by a long shot!) Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday May 18th 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev leaves Beijing and with his exit went the protection the … 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 – 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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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 15 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月15日: 21年前的今天:戈尔巴乔夫访华,广场学生在开希动议下转移营地,留出迎宾场地, 但当局仍然将欢迎仪式改到机场。下午,在“中国 知识界”的大横幅引领下,三万多北京知识分子游行,北大、清华教师为先导,60多个学术机构人员参加。杭州、武汉、海口、香港等各地大中城市都发生游行示威的声援活动。 Wang Dan writes on 15 May 2010: 21 years ago today: Gorbachev arrived in China for a visit. Students at Tiananmen Square followed Wu’er Kaixi’s suggestion and relocated elsewhere so that there would be enough room … Continue reading

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