How Tiananmen crackdown left a deep scar on China’s military psyche

  • Many of those involved feel profound ‘guilt and shame’ over the lives lost in Beijing 30 years ago, according to two former PLA officers
  • Move to tone down language used to describe movement – as ‘political turmoil’ rather than a ‘counter-revolutionary rebellion’ – came from army
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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Outside the Chinese embassy in Washington, more than 100 people gathered to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown of June 4, 1989. Photo: Nectar Gan

Washington Tiananmen vigil attracts first-timers for 30th anniversary

  • Biggest turnout in years for candlelight commemoration outside Chinese embassy
  • For many, it is the first time they have spoken of the events of June 4, 1989
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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Outside the Chinese embassy in Washington, more than 100 people gathered to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown of June 4, 1989. Photo: Nectar Gan
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