Isabel Hilton: Reaching beyond the myth of Mao

From the Guardian:

Sixteen years ago, on the night of June 4 1989, tanks moved into Square in and began the violent dispersal of the longest-running student demonstration the ’s Republic of China had seen…

In the weeks after the violence, untold numbers fled abroad. To this day, others remain in . In the party itself, thousands were purged for their sympathy with the demonstrators. Today, relatives of the victims continue to ask for justice and – perhaps more importantly for the long-term of the People’s Republic of China – for a truthful account of the events of that night and the bloody days that followed.

But the Chinese government continues to repress the truth and those who ask for .

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