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Tom Plate
Opinion

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Tom Plate

This June 4, perhaps the US should forget Tiananmen, if we are ever to move on from anger and recrimination

  • To this day, no one has nailed down precisely what happened between protesters and government troops in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Yet the rumour mill grinds away and disputed memories continue to poison China-US relations

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David Zweig
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Opinion

David Zweig

Why Tiananmen Square’s real legacy may be Communist Party unity and the success of Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms

  • After June 4, the purge of liberals who wanted political reform may have given Deng Xiaoping the space he needed to keep economic reforms going when the communist bloc collapsed

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