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  TianAnMen Square, Beijing, China (50 photos)
TianAnMen Square is a very large plaza at the center of Beijing, named after the TianAnMen Gate ('Gate of Heavenly Peace') which sits to its north, separating it from, and connecting it to, the Forbidden City.
TianAnMen Square has great cultural significance because it was on the rostrum of TianAnMen Gate that Mao ZeDong declared the People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949.
TianAnMen Square is 880 metres from north to south and 500 metres from east to west, with a total area of 440,000 square meters (44 Hectares).
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 Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 were in large measure sparked by the death of former Secretary General Hu Yaobang.
Unlike the Tiananmen protests of 1987, which consisted mainly of students and intellectuals, the protests in 1989 commanded widespread support from the urban workers who were alarmed by growing inflation and corruption.
Tiananmen Square is tightly patrolled on the anniversary of June 4 to prevent any commemoration.
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 Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square will forever be remembered as a political rally that turned into a bloody massacre viewed on live television.
Scenes of brutality and chaos were broadcast from Tiananmen Square, and there were reports of students and civilians being imprisoned in other parts of China.
Tiananmen Square received continuous coverage during the first day of the massacre, representing one of the earliest efforts by U.S. news media to devote non-stop air-time to a breaking International news event.
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 Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Generally, the demonstration at Tiananmen Square was well-ordered, with daily marches of students from various Beijing area colleges displaying their solidarity with the boycott of college classes and with the developing demands of the protest.
The Tiananmen protests were frequently invoked to argue against trade liberalization with China and by the blue team as evidence that the Chinese government was an aggressive threat to world peace and United States interests.
The Tiananmen Square protests dampened the growing concept of political liberalization that was popular in the late 1980s; as a result, many democratic reforms that took place during the 1980s were rolled back.
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 Tiananmen Square represents many things to the people of china
Tiananmen Square covers about 122 acres and is located in the center of Beijing.
The “Tiananmen Square massacre” is a fixed political term of the late twentieth century.
The events that occurred in Tiananmen Square during the spring of 1989 resulted in a failed uprising and its brutal submission.
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 Tiananmen Square Demonstrations: A Perspective
Protests in Tiananmen in the early 1900s led to the fall of the last Imperial Dynasty (Ching or Qing).
In Tiananmen Square that year, a man tossed leaflets about corruption and was detained, another displayed slogans on an umbrella.
Tiananmen Square is the largest public square on earth.
www.sinomania.com /CHINANEWS/tiananmen.htm   (1080 words)

 Tiananmen Square
A massive demonstration for democratic reform, begun on Tiananmen Square by Chinese students in April, 1989, was brutally repressed on June 3 and 4, 1989.
The protesters demanded that the leadership resign, but the government answered on the nights of June 3 and 4 with troops and tanks, killing thousands to quell a "counter-revolutionary rebellion." Zhao was dismissed and a number of the student leaders were arrested.
Tiananmen Square is a large public square in Beijing, China, on the southern edge of the Inner or Tatar City.
www.infoplease.com /spot/tiananmen.html   (241 words)

 Tiananmen Square History - Northstar Gallery
Tiananmen is the largest public square in the world, covering over 44 hectares and is always filled with tourists from all over China.
Tiananmen Gate is the gate which leads to the Forbidden City.
The events leading up to the Tiananmen Square protest began with the death of Hu Yaobang, a former general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, in April 1989.
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 Tiananmen Square - 360-degree Virtual Tour - Beijing, China
Tiananmen Square is a modern creation, China being a land where large public gathering places were not traditionally built.
Previously Tiananmen Square was occupied by imperial offices which were inside the Forbidden City and connected the Temple of Heaven to Qianmen and the palace.
Tiananmen (translated from Chinese: The Gate of Heavenly Peace) is the original gate of the Imperial Palace, commonly known as the Forbidden City.
www.thebeijingguide.com /tiananmen_square/index.html   (517 words)

The "Tiananmen Mothers" have for years peacefully campaigned on behalf of their children and other relatives killed almost 15 years ago when troops violently broke up the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.
The Chinese government maintains that the Tiananmen Square crackdown was necessary to ensure social stability, which in turn made possible the country's historic economic growth over the past 15 years.
All are members of the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of victims' relatives who campaign for accountability and justice over the crackdown in June 1989.
www.duckdaotsu.org /tiananmen.html   (3124 words)

 Was There A Massacre In Tiananmen Square 1989?
Popular perception is that the vast crowds of protesters in Tiananmen Square were mainly students, young, intelligent, and full of youthful optimism and idealism.
Crowds from at least 319 different schools were in Tiananmen at the height of the protests, most from outside Beijing.
To paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, the situation in the Chinese capital was a vivid reminder of the excesses suffered during the not-so-distant Cultural Revolution and he feared civil war.
www.sinomania.com /CHINANEWS/tiananmen_perspective.htm   (1359 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Tiananmen Memory Haunts Demonstrators Still in China
But the memory of Tiananmen continues to mar China's reputation abroad, and at home it remains a powerful symbol -- and potential rallying point -- for those dissatisfied with the Communist Party's monopoly on power.
The party defends the Tiananmen crackdown as necessary to maintain stability, and it has resisted calls to reassess its decision to send in troops.
But after Tiananmen and a prison term, the authorities forced him to go back to the village.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A13913-2004Jun3?language=printer   (1641 words)

 Breaking News, by Robert MacNeil - CJR, Sept/Oct 98
The stories focused on his controversial decision to attend a welcoming ceremony in Tiananmen Square, despite the stain of what reporters called the massacre of Chinese students there on June 4, 1989.
A few people may have been killed by random shooting on streets near the square, but all verified eyewitness accounts say that the students who remained in the square when troops arrived were allowed to leave peacefully.
Many victims were shot by soldiers on stretches of Changan Jie, the Avenue of Eternal Peace, about a mile west of the square, and in scattered confrontations in other parts of the city, where, it should be added, a few soldiers were beaten or burned to death by angry workers.
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 Tiananmen Square, Waco, and Posse Comitatus
Details the mixture of cultural and political influences that collided in the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989, and that continue to swirl into the cultural, political, and economic future of Communist China.
Chinese student leader Shen Tong offers his memoirs and analysis of the events leading up to the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4, 1989 in which hopes for meaningful political reform in Communist China were crushed under the tread of Red Army tanks.
A political scientist examines the economic and political context of the 1989 Chinese student pro-democracy movement that culminated in the Tiananmen Square massacre.
www.ameriroots.com /issues/tiananmen_waco.html   (2530 words)

 Textbook Turmoil: Tiananmen Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The huge Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace), which stands on the north end of the square, is the entrance to the fabled Forbidden City, and is depicted on China's national seal.
Throughout the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, both the students protesting for democracy and the dictatorship trying to stay in power epitomized the behaviors that their causes embodied.
Previous to Tiananmen Square, the Chinese had a sort of blind faith in their government, allowing the government to exhibit greater control over the people.
www.jessefriedman.com /writings/tiananmen.shtml   (3234 words)

 Tiananmen Square Demonstrations and Massacre
The June 4, 1989 massacre of thousands of students peacefully protesting for democracy in Tiananmen Square made the world realize that the Chinese government would stop at nothing to stay in power and prevent sweeping democratic reforms from occurring.
In addition to Hu Yaobang’s death, the protesters chose this time for their demonstrations because Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev would be visiting, and the attention of the world media would be on China (Pye).
However, as is obvious from the events of Tiananmen Square, if China is to become a democracy, it will have to occur as a slow evolution, rather than a revolution.
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 Foreign Affairs - The Tiananmen Papers - Andrew J. Nathan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The massive student protests, which filled Beijing's Tiananmen Square and other public places in cities throughout China, were meant to push the country's authoritarian rulers toward political reform.
On May 4, a student declaration was read in Tiananmen Square calling on the government to accelerate political and economic reform, guarantee constitutional freedoms, fight corruption, adopt a press law, and allow the establishment of privately run newspapers.
The declaration said important first steps would include institutionalizing the democratic practices that the students themselves had begun to initiate on their campuses, conducting dialogue between students and the government, promoting democratic reforms of the government system, opposing corruption, and accelerating the adoption of a press law.
www.foreignaffairs.org /20010101faessay4257-p0/andrew-j-nathan/the-tiananmen-papers.html   (742 words)

The Tiananmen Papers have been considered by the editors, both professors at major U.S. universities, to be authoritative transcripts from Chinese authorities.
The immediate fabrications of the happenings in Tiananmen Square undoubtedly proceeded from overzealous reporters who did not want to be scooped on their stories.
By intimating that a massacre occurred at Tiananmen Square, the media disguised the careless behavior of the students.
www.alternativeinsight.com /Tiananmen.html   (2429 words)

 China expert Pye examines Tiananmen massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Tiananmen Square crisis and how it fits into Chinese history was the focus of a lecture given on Monday by Professor Lucian W. Pye of the Department of Political Science.
According to Pye, Tiananmen has become a symbol of change and of the uncertainty that has overtaken the Communist world.
Rumors in Beijing in 1986 linked Li Peng, who would later be an instrumental figure behind the Tiananmen massacre, with the death of Hu Yaobang, a politician popular with students and intellectuals.
www-tech.mit.edu /V109/N60/china.60n.html   (697 words)

 Ten Years after Tiananmen Square
TEN YEARS ON While the world still fixates on tanks in Tiananmen and embassy bombings in Belgrade, in bustling Beijing citizens and cadres alike are far too busy building a modern China to dwell on the T word
Tiananmen is completely sealed off behind a two-meter blue fence.
Tiananmen was important, but everyone says it was a mistake.
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 FRONTLINE: the tank man: the memory of tiananmen | PBS
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.
In Tiananmen Square, the atmosphere is jubilant, but at government headquarters, Deng Xiaoping is devising a new offensive to end the protest.
The government states "not one person" was killed in Tiananmen Square and only 241 people died when PLA troops and "rioters" fought in the streets.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/tankman/cron   (2781 words)

 Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History : Documents
The student demonstrations at Tiananmen Square in 1989 were not the first time in the 1980s that Chinese authorities were faced with organized demonstrations expressing dissatisfaction with their rule.
On the day before the crackdown began, the Beijing city government tightened restrictions on the foreign media reporting on the Tiananmen Square demonstration, and the Chinese leadership was becoming increasingly frustrated with the persistence of the student demonstrators and their refusal to clear the square.
This cable provides fascinating eyewitness accounts of the disorganized and confused retreat of PLA soldiers from the center of Beijing after their advance on Tiananmen Square was halted by crowds of demonstrators on the morning of June 3.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB16/documents/index.html   (6170 words)

 frontline: the gate of heavenly peace
THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE is a documentary about the protests at Tiananmen in 1989, and the resulting Beijing Massacre of June 4.
Tiananmen Square is a "theme park" of the Chinese Revolution and 20th-century Chinese history.
In the spring of 1989, students and workers occupied Beijing's Tiananmen Square and the world watched as China struggled with this wrenching upheaval in the name of democracy.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/gate   (412 words)

 Tiananmen Poems
As pressure mounted to reverse the verdict on the Tiananmen incident, so did demands for the open publication of these poems, no matter how embarrassing they might be to Hua Guofeng.
The Party announced its new verdict on the Tiananmen demonstration on November 21, 1978.
A summary of the 1976 Tiananmen incident and its aftermath is in "Wenge" Shiqi Guaishi Guaiyu (Peculiar events and language of the "Cultural Revolution" era), ed.
www.tsquare.tv /film/TNMpoems.html   (1183 words)

 CNN.com - Peking Uni: 15 years after Tiananmen - Jun 4, 2004
Tiananmen Square is still a symbol of the winds of change in China.
With China's booming economy, those who would not have returned home just a few years ago are changing their minds.
Tang was only six years old in 1989, when university students led street marches and hunger strikes in the capital's vast Tiananmen Square.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/asiapcf/06/04/tiananmen.students/index.html   (556 words)

 FindLaw's Writ - Mariner: Remembering Tiananmen Square
It is now fifteen years since the Tiananmen Square massacre, but the Chinese government has yet to acknowledge responsibility for the killing of hundreds of civilians on June 3-4, 1989.
"Tiananmen was the beginning of the end of the communist camp," he told Human Rights Watch in May 2004.
After the Tiananmen killings, Liu was sentenced to six years of imprisonment for "conspiracy to subvert the government." After serving out this sentence, he escaped to the United States in 1996.
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