Tiananmen Square’s Impact: 1989 to Today

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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.

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Tiananmen Square’s Impact: 1989 to Today

The massacre had huge implications in China and beyond, and still does today. Many sanctions against China, including United States and European Union bans of arms, have remained in place since 1989. And while China has come a long way, the government has not escaped the damaging reputation it earned at Tiananmen Square.

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