Australian Left Review


Kitty Eggerking


For some it will always be the Beijing massacre, but most will remember it as the Tiananmen massacre. No matter by which label it is remembered, the event will remain, if it remains at all, in the popular mind as the senseless slaughter of an unspecified, but large, number of innocent students who gave their lives for the cause of democracy. These are imperfect perceptions, but they have become cemented as the 'facts' of the occurrences in Beijing two years ago this month.



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