The Tiananmen Square Protests by The New York Times

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This e-single, comprised of articles curated from the New York Times archive, features Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, which became the site of the largest pro-democracy movement in China in the 20th century. It began with the April 1989 death of party leader Hu Yaobang, which triggered weeks of massive protests. More than a million people filled the streets of Beijing, criticizing corruption and demanding more of the democracy that Hu had come to symbolize. In the early hours of June 4, the tanks of the People's Liberation Army rolled toward Tiananmen Square and troops fired on the crowds, killing hundreds and wounding thousands.


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Richard Bernstein, a book critic for the "New York Times" & formerly a national cultural correspondent, was a foreign correspondent for both the "Times" & "Time" magazine. He was also "Time" magazine's Beijing bureau chief. "Ultimate Journey" is his fifth book & his third on Asia. He lives in New York City. The New York Times" team comprises Anthony DePalma, Timothy Egan, Geraldine Fabrikant, Laurie Goodstein, David Cay Johnston, Peter T. Kilborn, David D. Kirkpatrick, David Leonhardt, Tamar Lewin, Charles McGrath, Janny Scott, Jennifer Steinhauer, and Isabel Wilkerson. Bill Keller is the executive editor of "The New York Times," "Class Matters" also includes essays by Christopher Buckley, Diane McWhorter, Richard Price, David Levering Lewis, and Linda Chavez, about their encounters with class when they were growing up.
Published December 17, 2012 by The New York Times Company. 61 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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