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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 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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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, 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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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 14 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月14日: 21年前的今天:凌晨,陈希同、李铁映等到广场上,试图劝退学生未果。白天,全市高校总动员,到广场声援。绝食团开始组织纠察队。晚上,统战部长阎明复邀请绝食学生代表到统战部,我代表绝食团参加。王军涛等知识界代表也与会,据说是阎明复委托他们出来在政府与学生间斡旋。 Wang Dan writes on 14 May 2010: 21 years ago today: Before dawn, Chen Xitong, Li Tieying and others arrived at Tiananmen Square. They attempted, without success, to urge the students to disperse and leave. At dawn, all … Continue reading

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