Pro-democracy demonstrators raise their fists and flash victory signs as they stop a military truck on its way to Tiananmen Square on May 20, 1989. Photo: AFP

The Tiananmen crackdown ignited a decade of debate on the Chinese military’s role, and where its loyalties should lie

The PLA started out as a part of the Communist Party and continues to be so despite internal calls to nationalise

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Pro-democracy demonstrators raise their fists and flash victory signs as they stop a military truck on its way to Tiananmen Square on May 20, 1989. Photo: AFP
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