Gao Yu & the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

This month sees the 25th anniversary of the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square. On 4 June 1989, pro-democracy protests were brutally suppressed and an estimated two thousand unarmed individuals were killed by Chinese troops in Beijing and other cities. In the run-up to the anniversary, the Chinese authorities are once again attempting to silence dissident […]

The Forgotten Insurrection

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Can it really be 25 years since the Tiananmen Massacre shocked the world? Early in the morning of 4 June 1989, tanks crushed the last student tents and toppled the Goddess of Democracy statue. At the time, everyone thought this was a pivotal event in history. As Bill Clinton later put it, the Chinese Communist […]

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