The occupied Tiananmen Square as seen from the roof of the Beijing Hotel on June 5, 1989.
The occupied Tiananmen Square as seen from the roof of the Beijing Hotel on June 5, 1989.

Tiananmen Square: Japanese diplomats feared Chinese troops would storm embassy

  • Workers burned documents and planned to escape on bicycles as the People’s Liberation Army responded to democracy protests, official recalls
  • A Chinese military unit sprayed gunfire at an accommodation block for Japanese diplomats

Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown
The occupied Tiananmen Square as seen from the roof of the Beijing Hotel on June 5, 1989.
The occupied Tiananmen Square as seen from the roof of the Beijing Hotel on June 5, 1989.
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