The whole talks and the conditions under which they arose... just a fundamental misunderstanding of how Beijing negotiates and operates. Mid-tier people at State who have been doing things the same way to failure the last 25 years, but with enough hubris and self-importance that they think - this time - it'll be different for them.

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Jun 8·edited Jun 8

I'll probably re-post this tomorrow, a fascinating column by the China Media Project on how Tiananmen reshaped Chinese media. The article has some archival pages from the People's Daily from earlier in May 1989.


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