Posted: Fri. January 23, 2015
In 1989, during a large peaceful student demonstration in Beijings Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government deployed its military to massacre hundreds of unarmed students and other civilians in order to stop a growing movement for democratization and individual freedom. Since then, tens of thousands who have spoken out have been imprisoned, tortured and killed, and the government has refused to even admit that such atrocities have occurred. This Independent Policy Forum featured three outstanding experts, including two of the leaders of the original Chinese student movement. They discussed the events then and since, the current movement in China for freedom, and the implications of current Chinese government policies for Americans.