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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 30th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Sunday April 30th 1989, Zhao Ziyang returned from North Korea, and was meet at the train station by Li Peng, Qiao Shi, Tian Jinun and Wen Jiabao. Zhao told them … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 29th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday April 29th 1989, the Chinese Government stubbornly refused to recognize the Student Federation led by Wu’er Kiaxi, Wang Dan, Wang Chaohua and Chai Ling. But, due to pressure from … 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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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 23rd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Sunday April 23rd 1989, the day after Hu’s funeral, student representatives from 21 universities met at Yuanmingyuan (The Old Summer Palace) and formalized a new independent student organization that would … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 20th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Thursday April 20th 1989, security agencies and Beijing municipal authorities were now keeping close track of the intensifying student movement. In a bulletin they put out on April 20th the … Continue reading

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

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Tuesday April 18th 1989 Tiananmen Square looked dramatically different from the past few days. A sea of people now surrounded the monument of the people and there were many wreaths … 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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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 31 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月31日: 21年前的今天:广场指挥部举行记者会,副总指挥李录代表“首都各界联席会议”发表声明,指出此次学运是纯粹的爱国民主运动,不受任何政治力量干扰,并提出学生四大诉求:撤销戒严令;撤走军队;保证不秋后算帐;实现新闻自由。台湾几十万学生举行“手牵手,心连心”活动,声援大陆学生。 Wang Dan writes on 31 May 2010: 21 years ago today: The Command Headquarter at Tiananmen Square called a press conference, where the Deputy Commander-in-chief Li Lu made a statement on behalf of the FASSC. He described the … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 29 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月29日: 21年前的今天:“高自联”决定,自5月30日起发动“空校运动”,把民主运动推向全国。在北京,三名“北京市工人自治筹委会”领袖被秘密逮捕。“爱国维宪联系会议”先改到文化书院,后改到北大继续召开,我离开广场回北大主持会议。 Wang Dan writes on 29 May 2010: 21 years ago today: The Independent University Student Union decided to launch a “campus evacuation campaign” as a means of taking the democratic movement to a national level. In Beijing, three … Continue reading

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