Tag Archives: Wu’er Kaixi

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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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – June 3nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam (This post covers June 3rd 1989 from early morning-3:00 AM to Midnight) Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday June 3nd 1989, early morning at 3:00 am students on bicycles started streaming into the square from … 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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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 28th 1989, Beijing China – Part 1

Written by Diane Gatterdam Sign Reads: NO END Twenty-three years ago on this day Sunday May 28th 1989, leaflets were handed out in the Square calling for another hunger strike. Chai Ling spent the day in a state of nervous … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 25th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday May 25th 1989, the Autonomous Federation of Students sent 5 teams of students to various places around the country to network, the first headed by Wu’er Kaixi, had already … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 22nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday May 22nd 1989, the waiting game between the students and the government dragged on and the morale of the students started to plummet, and a growing number of students … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 19th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-one years ago on this day Friday May 19th 1989, at 4:00 am in the morning, Zhao Ziyang, who for so many years had faithfully followed the dictates of the Party decided to break Party discipline, … Continue reading

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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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