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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 25th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Tuesday 25th 1989, with Zhao Ziyang on a state visit to North Korea, Li Peng called a meeting of the Politburo, a meeting dominated by Party members antagonistic to the … 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 22nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday April 22nd 1989, more than 100,000 students and many others filled Tiananmen Square for the funeral of Hu Yaobang scheduled to start at 10:00 am. Police had planed to … 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 19th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday April 19th 1989, the procession of students continued to the square including students from Beijing Normal University who carried huge banners and shouting slogans such as “ Yaobang will … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 16th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day April 16th 1989 wreaths and poems continued to appear in Tiananmen Square and at many Beijing Universities. Hu Yaobang’s family, intellectuals, elites, and students demanded that the government reinstate Hu’s … Continue reading

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Transcript of Li Peng’s dialogue with the students – May 18th 1989

Written by Diane Gatterdam Transcript of Li Peng’s dialogue with the students in the Great Hall of the People – May 18th 1989 “LI Peng Holds Dialogue with Students” (May 18, 1989) A Transcription of Beijing Television Broadcast. Beijing Television … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 18 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月18日: 21年前的今天:上午,包括开希、少方、超华和我在内的学生代表在人民大会堂与李鹏、李铁映、陈希同等对谈。李显得焦躁不安,但是还是点名声明:“没有把责任加给王丹、吾尔开希的意思。”事后新华社的报道删除了具体名字。江平等12名人大常委呼吁召开人大常委会紧急会议。 Wang Dan Writes on 18 May 2010: 21 years ago today: in the morning, student representatives including Wu’er Kaixi, Ma Shaofang, Wang Chaohua and I went for a talk with Li Peng, Li Tieying and Chen Xitong at … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 16 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月16日: 21年前的今天:北京各界开始大规模上街声援学生。下午,我与开希陪同阎明复到广场,阎表示愿意自己做人质,要求学生撤退,声泪俱下。我和开希也表态希望同学接受他的请求。之后广场指挥部组织表决,2699名绝食同学反对撤出,占95%。傍晚,巴金、艾青领衔,上千名知识分子发表《五一六声明》。 Wang Dan writes on 16 May 2010: 21 years ago today: In Beijing, people from all walks of life took to the streets in droves to express their support for the students. In the afternoon, Wu’er Kaixi and … Continue reading

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