China: Tiananmen 1989 – seven weeks that shook the world

20th anniversary

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the crucial events of 1989 in Tiananmen square, China, which saw the development of a mass movement which shook the Chinese regime to its very foundations. (Chinese socialist website launched by CWI supporters) is publishing a series of articles to mark the anniversary and examine its significance. Below, we link to the first article of this series, by Vincent Kolo of, and also to an eye witness account of the 1989 events written by Steve Jolly, an elected councillor of the Socialist Party (CWI in Australia).

Tiananmen 1989 – seven weeks that shook the world, by Vincent Kolo,

Eye witness in China – the events in Tiananmen Square, by Steve Jolly

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April 2009