Tiananmen Square: 20 years later

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Teh Don Ditty, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

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    Surprised this hasn't been posted...

    June 4th marked the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square. A lot of Chinese (and of course others) are wondering what did it accomplish?

    An estimated 150,000 people showed up to hold a candlelight vigil and the square itself was heavily guarded by police.

    Wall Street Journal has a few pieces about it... here's one of them: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124397266329878327.html#mod=article-outset-box

    For those too young to know what Tinanamen Square is - Wikipedia has a great page about it.

    Do you think anything has changed? What do you think the Chinese people could do now to become a democratic republic (that of course assuming that's what they want)?
     
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    jecapaga

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    I remember this from 20 years ago. Was crazy watching everything implode from thousands of miles away on the TV. Here is the image people generally remember the most and an interesting back story on the photographer.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-06-03-chinaphoto_N.htm
     

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