- June 3-4, 1989
- Democracy movements had grown in strength since the arrival of Deng
- May 4 1989 they have mass rallies in honour of the 70th anniversary of the last major democratic uprising
- Many students remain and start a hunger strike
- Li Peng took a harsh stance on this and ordered the PLA to take whatever action necessary
- Army arrives in early June and are reluctant to deal with the crowd.
- June 3 they broke into the square and opened fire
- 400-800 people killed, many were not students and many killed on streets outside of the square
- Reaffirmed China's hardline on party dissent and public freedoms
- However economic changes were irreversible and 1992 Deng ended price controls
Quote: "Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead- but aim to do something big." Deng Xiaoping
Subjunctive question: If the man did not stand in front of the tank, would people in China not have the belief that one man has alot of power?
Summary: The tiannamen square occurred in June 3-4 in 1989. The democracy movements that had occurred at this time had definitely grown in strength ever since the arrival of Den and in 1989, there were giant mass rallies. They were in honour of the 70th anniversary of the last major democratic uprising. A hunger strike was created by students and Li Peng took a harsh stance on this by ordering the PLA to take action in whatever was necessary at the time. When the army arrived in early June, they ended up being reluctant and resisted the situation within the crowd of the strikes.