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Tiananmen Square remade the modern world

4 June 2024

4:00 PM

4 June 2024

4:00 PM

Thirty-five years ago today, China’s leaders ordered tanks into Tiananmen Square to disperse a student encampment. The death toll was never made public; it is likely that several thousand people were killed.

June 4, 1989 planted the seeds of a much darker, more complicated world than we in the West cared to fathom

The brutal suppression of the pro-democracy protesters came as a shock and was an aberration.

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