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Tiananmen Square 25 Years Ago

Thursday 5th June / presented by Paul Hunt

The 1980s were a time of upheaval in China, as the ruling Communist Party’s most powerful leader Deng Xiaoping introduced sweeping economic reforms to replace the Maoist command system.

25 years ago, China’s government opened fire on protestors gathered in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, killing hundreds.

Among more than a million protestors were students, manual labourers, businessmen, academics, journalists and even judges.

UWA Political Science and International Relations Associate Professor Jay Chen joined Paul as we re-visit the day…

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