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Tiananmen Square Document 25: Secretary of State's Morning Summary for June 10, 1989, China: Mixed Signals on Purge, 1989
On June 9, Deng Xiaoping made his first public appearance since May 16, expressing his support for the military measures imposed on the demonstrations. This document explores the meaning of his speech, and also reports that Chinese authorities continue to round up suspected "counterrevolutionaries" and search for evidence to use against those responsible for the turmoil. The authors comment that although most Chinese leaders blame a small number of instigators for stirring up the population, "that ‘tiny group’ is likely to include thousands of bureaucrats, intellectuals, students, and labor activists."
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