Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tiananmen Square - 1989 revisited - part 7

The sixth part in a PBS piece published in 2001 by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link:

April 28 - May 3

Party leaders are aware of the growing foreign press coverage of the demonstrations, but remain split over how to stop the protests and get the students to return to classes. Zhao Ziyang's camp advocates negotiation and stresses the government should address legitimate complaints, such as the need for political reform. Li Peng and his allies argue that social stability must be restored before any reforms can be considered.

Tim White

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