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Dr Yang Jianli’s Speech at the Candle Light Vigil Commemorating the 29th Anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

Posted on Jun 5, 2018 in News, Publications, Tiananmen Anniversaries | Comments Off on Dr Yang Jianli’s Speech at the Candle Light Vigil Commemorating the 29th Anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

Dr Yang Jianli’s Speech at the Candle Light Vigil Commemorating the   29th Anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre Thank you, Marion for your kind introduction. First, I want to express my profound gratitude to Dr. Edwards, Marion and the entire VOC team for putting together this memorial. I would also like to recognize the Tiananmen veterans and survivors of the Tiananmen Massacre who are present: Fang Zheng, Zhou Fengsuo, Li Hengqing, Wu Chaoyang and Wang Dao. Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I am honored and humbled to stand together with you tonight to remember our brothers and sisters who were killed in the Tiananmen Massacre. In the spring of 1989, college students in China led a movement calling for freedom and democracy. They asked for more transparency and less corruption from their government. Their peaceful protest soon gained widespread support, attracting...

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