Thoughts on Tiananmen – 25 years on…

Today marks 25 years since the suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests of 4 June 1989. In respect of this and the social and political atrocities that took place during that time, I thought I’d share with you a few archival articles, thoughts and recollections from the event to make us all just take a minute…to think…

The first is an article from The Guardian – ‘Tiananmen Square 1989 – in pictures’…through the eyes of photographer Stuart Franklin

CHINA. Beijing. Tiananmen Square. 1989.
Image courtesy of photographer Stuart Franklin

The Asia Society’s blog ChinaFile has presented a series of perspectives called ‘Voices from Tiananmen’…with articles and videos, it provides personal insight and first-hand recollections of the events that unfolded.

Voices from Tiananmen

The clip below is taken from the documentary film ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ by Alison Klayman, featuring archival photos and video from Beijing and New York, and comments by Ai Weiwei, Zhang Hongtu, Chen Danqing and Evan Osnos.

Ai Weiwei Tiananmen

Patrick Chovanec, Managing Director & Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, Adjunct Professor at Columbia SIPA, former biz professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing is showing a series of powerful images through his Twitter feed…I won’t show any here but urge you to take a look. I’m sure the global media in all its digital forms will be fuelled by material marking the 25 years of Tiananmen today…take a minute…to think…

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