Learning the lessons of Tiananmen Square: Wang Dan (The Scotsman)

In the Scotsman, 1989 student leader writes:

“Now, reflecting on the events of 15 years ago, it is clear to me as never before that the Tiananmen massacre was an unavoidable step in the long path to a free China, and that true political reform can never come from within the Communist Party.

Indeed, one of the real tragedies of 1989 was not that we jeopardised the efforts of so-called reformist leaders. Rather it is that they never had the vision or political will to lead China toward democracy.”

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June 3, 2004, 4:18 PM
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