Tiananmen Square massacre casts a long shadow over modern Chinese politics

Nick Schifrin:

In downtown Beijing, there is nothing to see, no mentioning of the day that changed China, no memorial for the dead, only a quiet, secure Tiananmen Square.

Thirty-two years ago, for seven weeks, students filled the square with revolutionary fervor. They demanded reforms to the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP. At first, they repelled an attempt to clear the square, but the next day, overwhelming military force. One man, however brave, could not prevent the inevitable.

Soldiers fired at peaceful protesters. At least hundreds were killed.

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