‘Moment the PLA Revealed Its True Colors’: Zhou on the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

Over thirty years ago, more than a million Chinese students protested in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, calling for greater freedom and education.

The event soon turned into weeks of clampdowns—when the People’s Liberation Army unleashed weapons of war on throngs of unarmed civilians. What exactly happened that day in Tiananmen Square? And how have the ripple effects played out three decades later?

We speak to Fengsuo Zhou, former 1989 student leader and Chinese Human Rights Activist about his vision for China’s future.



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