Remembering Tiananmen Square

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Tiananmen Square Massacre

The words “Tiananmen Square” conjure images of violence that still have a huge impact in contemporary China. When China’s People’s Liberation Army killed hundreds—or even thousands—of civilian demonstrators on June 4, 1989, the country was condemned internationally for its actions. Still, the government maintains that it was simply stopping a potential uprising.

Background of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

The incident that eventually led to the killings in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was the death ... read more »

Remembering Tiananmen Square

China was internationally condemned for its actions during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations but the government maintains that it was putting down a potential uprising. Images and written remembrances of the historic event depict a people enraged by the actions of their leaders.

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Tiananmen Square’s Impact: 1989 to Today

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