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British Archive Reveals 10,000 Killed In China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square Crackdown

Sculpture of revolutionary struggle at Mao Zedong Mausoleum, Tiananmen Square

At least 10,000 people were killed in the Chinese army’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, according to a newly released British secret diplomatic cable that gives gruesome details of the bloodshed in Beijing. “Minimum estimate of civilian dead 10,000,” the then British ambassador Alan Donald said in a telegram to London.…