Professor Maria Repnikova's new book explores China’s complex and often contradictory soft power performance.
Jerome Chen reviews the book for H-Asia, May 2001.
Vice President Gore spoke at Qinghua Univerisity about the link between politics and economics.
Tiananmen Square Document 30: Cable, Eyewitness Account of June 4 PLA Tank Crushing 11 Students and Related Early Morning Events in Tiananmen Square, 1989
This extraordinary document provides the detailed account of a source who witnessed firsthand the violence at Tiananmen Square on the night of June 3-4. (June 22, 1989)
Tiananmen Square Document 29: Secretary of State's Morning Summary for June 21, 1989, China: Swift Justice, 1989
The document also anticipates a Communist Party Central Committee plenum that will ratify the removal of party secretary Zhao Ziyang, and name a new leader.
The cable notes how the recent spate of demonstrations provoked criticism from the Chinese government who warned that the adoption of "overly energetic methods" to express views could affect stability and interfere with societal functions. (December 24, 1986)
The document also reports another incident, that the cables authors call "astonishing," which involved several hundred students from the Bejing Central College of Nationalities who were protesting the nuclear weapons testing program in Xinjiang Province in western China. (December 23, 1985)
In the cable, Embassy officials report information gleaned from an unidentified source that Chinese security forces have detained more than 100 students and arrested 23 suspected "ringleaders" involved in the demonstration. (November 25, 1985)
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