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30 years after the Tiananmen Square crackdown, dissidents in China and in exile speak to why the wounds still haven’t been healed

South China Morning Post
South China Morning Post
25 days ago|2.6K views
In mid-1989, a push for democracy by Chinese university students swelled into mass protests as hundreds of thousands of citizens converged on Tiananmen Square, in a movement that later swept across China. But their calls for change were met with a brutal crackdown in the early hours of June 4. Afterwards, the ruling Communist Party branded the student movement a "counter-revolution". Student leaders were jailed. Some fled China to live in exile, while others remained in the country, being…

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