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Country lessons: A rural incubator for China’s political reform?

In the spring of 1989, students from Beijing’s elite universities protested in Tiananmen Square to demand democratic reform. The military crackdown and repression that followed were not limited to Beijing, and its victims were not only students. But the Tiananmen movement of 1989 has nevertheless gone down in history as one of the world’s great student movements for democracy.

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