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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 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 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 8th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday May 8th 1989, no one was pausing for a breath. Every day, around the clock, the meetings went on. Student leaders, both moderate and radical, met to ponder their … 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 6th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday May 6th 1989, class attendance on some campuses was as high as 80%. At Beida it was only 50% because students were involved in a debate over whether to … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 5th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Friday May 5th 1989 students were elated that the march to Tiananmen the day before delivered a strong statement and went without incident. The Triangle at Beida. Beida University students … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 3rd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Wednesday May 3rd 1989, in a press conference State Council Spokesman, Yuan Mu rejected the Beida University Students “Twelve preconditions for dialogue.” His remarks emphasized six points: It would be … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 3 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月3日: 21年前的今天:与一些学校的代表去国务院信访局要关于请愿书的答复,郑幼枚局长接待,但是完全没有正面答复。下午,高自联宣布明天将举行全市大游行。同时宣布成立“对话代表团”,集合各校博士生,就经济、政治、教育等各项议题做好与政府对话的准备,政法的项小吉任团长。 Wang Dan writes on 3 May 2010: 21 years ago today: some university representatives paid a visit to the Petition Bureau at the State Council to ask for a reply to our petition. They were received by the … Continue reading

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