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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 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 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 13th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday May 13th 1989, at noon the two hundred students from Beida signed up for the hunger strike and were invited by their professors to have their last lunch. People … 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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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 11th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday May 11th 1989, some alarming trends in the Security Ministry Reports drew the attention of government officials. Reports stated that a group of graduate students from Beida posted a … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 7th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Sunday May 7th 1989, there was a general feeling of apathy among the students after May 4th. The students has successfully gathered in Tiananmen Square a number of times and … Continue reading

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

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Tuesday May 2nd 1989, another election for the Preparatory Committee was held at Beida and the newly elected members were: Yang Tao, Xiong Yan, Feng Congde, Chang Jin and Wang … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 1st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday May 1st 1989, Zhao Ziyang chaired a meeting of the Politburo Standing Committee. In this meeting there was a back and forth dialogue between him and Li Peng. *** … Continue reading

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