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    During the time prior to the infamous June 4 Massacre in Tiananmen Square China, there were numerous events in which provoked political tension and ultimately stimulated the massacre itself. These events date back to Hu Yaobang’s death followed by the AFS’ seven requests, Deng Xiaoping’s editorial, the student hunger strike, Mikhail Gorbachev’s visit to China and the imposed martial law causing the tragic massacre. The Chinese Government, citizens, students, PLA and even some foreign journalists

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    Turmoil at Tiananmen The Prodemocracy Movement, the Bloody Massacre in Tiananmen Square, and the Tiananmen Square Incident or Massacre are just a few of the names of the protests that went wrong that began in April 1989 and came to an upsetting end in June 1989. The citizens of China had wanted a political form for a long time, but did not know how and when to start. The protests started when a favored government official died. Shortly after, Mikhail Gorbachev visited Communist China, and everyone

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    speaking against the government and some students were even being killed for their actions. This event became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre because of the tremendous amount of students killed there. The number of casualties varied between 150- 10,000 people. This event has significance because this demonstration had a tremendous amount of casualties. After the massacre the U.S. got involved by imposing diplomatic and economic sanctions against China. November 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall is dismantled

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    L. (Robert James Lee);. 'Parliamentary Statement By Bob Hawke On The Massacre In Tiananmen Square, China'. Ura.unisa.edu.au. N.p., 2015. Web. 1 Aug. 2015. As a primary source the origin of this source is a two page parliamentary statement by former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke “expresses outrage” at the “massive and indiscriminate slaughter” of demonstrators by the Chinese People's Liberation Army in Tiananmen Square, in June 1989. The purpose is to provide the general public with insight

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    4th at the Tiananmen Square. There was a massacre caused by the government at the Tiananmen Square, due to the actions of the university students protesting for democracy. But thousands of university students along with Chinese citizens were slayed and arrested that night including my friends Lao Xu and Xin Hua. Well, my dad was also part of the event, but he did not die. Instead he was arrested by the soldiers at the Tiananmen Square, while I was still stuck there watching the massacre. The students

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    these were the consequences of a shocking and devastating event which happened on the 4th of June 1989, the Tiananmen Square massacre. Overtime this has been viewed as a major turning point in Chinese history. It catalyzed movements for generations across the world. Tiananmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China. It is named after Tiananmen, “Gate of Heavenly Peace.” The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China

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    Though termed the Tiananmen Square Massacre, this incident actually took place throughout China. What started out as a peaceful protest calling for political and economic reforms, soon turned to bloodshed. (Hu 2015)This greatly impacted China's international relationships. Contact between China and Western nations declined, official visits were suspended. Western powers imposed arms embargoes and economic sanctions, preventing the sale of military equipment, and approval of loans. (The National Bureau

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    The Massacre at Tiananmen Square The protests in China during 1989 were for a good cause, but were ended in the worst possible way. Mao Zedong brought Communism into china with violence and even after his death, with a new leader, the violence continued. The Chinese Government made a huge mistake by using force to end a peaceful protest. “After the 1912 revolution, two groups began to compete for the leadership of China. One group, the Nationalists, was led by Chiang Kai-shek while Mao Zedong

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    On the morning of June 5th, people who were relatives of those who were injured or killed in the massacre began to make their way into the square. All were shot by soldiers. Eventually order is restored to Tiananmen square but protests were going to elsewhere in China now. There were large protests in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. Many other countries even joined in the rally and protested with black bands around their arms to represent the people from Beijing. To this day there is still little

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    The Tiananmen Square Massacre greatly impacted the way the rest of the world viewed the Chinese government. Imagine not having the freedom of speech that we do today, or living in a country that kills the innocent. In 1989, college students exercised their right to freedom of speech while protesting their communist leaders, and the leaders of Communist China put the demonstration down with military force resulting in possibly thousands killed. But, throughout the last 25 years China has grown and

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