Tag Archives: Yang Shangkun

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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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 31st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday May 31st 1989, a sense of eerie anticipation filled the air. The Student federation Leaders decided the only thing they could do to keep the army from moving into … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – May 21st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Sunday May 21st 1989, it was clear that most of the troops had been prevented from reaching the heart of Beijing and this news gave a great sense of euphoria … 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 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 2nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Tuesday May 2nd 1989, another election for the Preparatory Committee was held at Beida and the newly elected members were: Yang Tao, Xiong Yan, Feng Congde, Chang Jin and Wang … Continue reading

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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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