Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tiananmen Square - 1989 revisited - part 8

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

May 4

Tens of thousands of students march into Tiananmen Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1919 "May Fourth Movement," which also took place in the square. They pledge to return to classes the next day but intend to keep pressing for reforms.

Zhao Ziyang, in a speech to foreign bankers, expresses support for the students' "patriotism" and essentially contradicts the government's April 26 editorial. This angers senior Party members.

June 5

Tim White

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