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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 – 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 10th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday May 10th 1989, over 10,000 students and activists rode bicycles and pedi carts into downtown Beijing, stopping to rally at the headquarters of each of Beijing’s major media outlets. … 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 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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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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