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Tiananmen Square, 25 Years On France 24, Le Débat


It was 25 years ago that a lone young man in a white shirt defied the tanks rolling into Beijing's Tienanmen Square. A day earlier, authorities had started cracking down on unprecedented student protests. On the surface of it, one quarter century on, the civil liberties genie has well and truly been put back in its bottle. How do the Chinese remember 1989, and what's become of the Chinese model?