June 3rd, 2011
02:10 PM ET

Remembering Tiananmen, 22 years later

In the spring of 1989, the elements of a perfect storm were coming together in Beijing. From the death of Hu Yaobang to the "Tank Man," this is my video essay on the Tiananmen Square protests and the June 4th crackdown.

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  1. Mário Silva

    Your Video Essay is a notable transcript of historic and real event,
    and shows how ICT is important.But it's necessary a good human and professional component for to achieve good results , real and complete
    results translating the reality,...with some emotional images,...
    ...."The Tank Man" is simple a Human spetacular example,...

    June 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  2. David Ong

    I was saddened that there were no major remembrance on this epic event that shook the world; that led the world to democracy in Eastern Europe, Russian,,,and to a certain extent....the current movement in Middle East. The blood that these students shed...was not remembered by us.
    Still history is on their side, and it was forever etched in the minds of many many people of how the brutal government of China massacred these innocent students for standing and speaking up their frustrations with a government so corrupt, so high handed, so insensitive to the needs of the ordinary aspiration of the chinese people.

    June 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  3. poppy

    I'm a Chinese, but like many post 90s generation, I knew nothing about the truth of the Tian'an Men square massacre. I can't see the vedio because it was shielded the way youtube and google was. I'm desperate for the truth!! If anyone who has documentary or vedio about that massacre, please e-mail me! liuyinhanxiao@hotmail.com. A million thanks!

    June 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  4. Cormac Lee

    I'm just a 14-year-old Junior High student in Guangzhou. I could never known this PATHETIC MASSACRE if without my mom( She experienced that in PEK). All my classmates had no any idea what that was and some of them even thought it was a lie. I was saddened about this... The PEK GOV said they are a democracy government, then how would they explain the blocking up news?! The protest in HK these days made the GOV blocked up CNN, BBC, Bloomberg and News Asia again and again! A democracy GOV should say their apology instead of covering them. I once searched "June 4th" on Baidu, a Chinese search engine because Google was blocked, and the GOV said that just a bunch of "Scums" robbed the stores in PEK and the GOV made everything back to normal without death of injuries!
    Taiwanese writer Long Yingtai once said to Taiwanese who were suffering the oppressed by GMT in 1984: ' Why aren't you angry, Chinese?' Today, Taiwanese had stood up and the real democracy took place in TWN, but what about China?

    October 25, 2014 at 11:10 am | Reply

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