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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 4th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Thursday May 4th 1989, tens of thousands of students from 51 campuses marched on Chang’an Boulevard and into Tiananmen Square. The students set out from their campuses about 8:00am 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 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 21st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago, on this day Friday April 21st 1989, was the day before the funeral and memorial service for Hu Yaobang. Students heard that the police intended to close Tiananmen Square beginning at 5am, so … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 19 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月19日: 21年前的今天:凌晨4点,赵紫阳在温家宝陪同下到广场,落泪发表了“我老了,未来是你们的”的讲话。晚上 10点,李鹏宣布戒严,广场指挥部宣布停止绝食,改为静坐。我回到北大营队,准备迎接最残酷的可能。详见我的《广场的最后一夜》(《2009年台湾年度散文》,九歌2009)。 Wang Dan Writes on 19 May 2010: 21 years ago today: At 4 o’clock in the morning, Zhao Ziyang, accompanied by Wen Jiabao, arrived at Tiananmen Square, where he delivered a speech in tears, saying: “I am … Continue reading

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Wang Dan: 21 years ago today, 5 May 1989

王丹写于2010年5月5日: 21年前的今天:《人民日报》头版用大号字刊载赵紫阳昨日接见亚行理事会年会部份代表时的讲话。北京大学学生自治会主办的“民主广播站”已经开始无线广播,在三角地吸引大批学生和居民。“高自”主办的学生报纸《新闻导报》也在北大出版第二期,每期1000份。 Wang Dan writes on 5 May 2010: 21 years ago today: The People’s Daily published in bold on its front page a speech that Zhao Ziyang gave during a reception for some delegates of the Asian Development Bank … Continue reading

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