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Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party

Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China’s future.

Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party

1h 50m

Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China’s future.

Episodes

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    Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party

    1h 50m

    Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China’s future.

Extras + Features

  • Student Demonstrations Begin on April 15, 1989: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Student Demonstrations Begin on April 15, 1989

    59s

    On April 15th 1989, thousands of Chinese students gathered in Tiananmen Square to mark the sudden death of a liberal politician, Hu Yaobang. Former student Zhang Jian, then just 19 years old, recalls how he heard the students call for political change and democracy – and in the process, he himself became a central figure in the student movement.

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    Student Movement’s Hunger Strike Declaration

    56s

    With their request for meetings with Chinese Communist Party continuing to be ignored, the student movement chose to raise the stakes by going on a hunger strike. Their official manifesto declared that they had “no choice but to abandon the beauty of life” and that “history demands this of us.” Over 3,000 took part on the first day, the numbers rising with each day afterwards.

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    Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China’s future.

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