20 Years On: Memories of Tiananmen

The BBC has published memories of people affected by the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, including a politician, student demonstrators, the mother of a killed demonstrator, and a reporter.

STUDENT LEADER | WU’ER KAIXI

Wuer Kaixi

Protest organiser Wu’er Kaixi fled China following the demonstration, and remains a political commentator and democracy activist.

MOTHER | DING ZILIN

Tiananmen Mothers' leader Ding Zilin

Ding Zilin is one of hundreds of parents whose children were killed in the Tiananmen massacre…

PHOTOGRAPHER | JEFF WIDENER

Photographer Jeff Widener

Jeff Widener took the image of the lone Tiananmen protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks – probably the most iconic image of the crackdown.

 

See past CDT posts on the Tiananmen Massacre.

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