This year marks the 30th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent military crackdown in Beijing. To mark the occasion, CDT is posting a series of original news articles from that year, beginning with the death of Hu Yaobang on April 15 and continuing through the tumultuous spring.
From the April 15, 1989 New York Times:
Hu Yaobang, who helped navigate China away from orthodox Marxism and led the world’s largest Communist Party
April 15, 2019