Today in 1989 : started a newspaper

On April 29, 1989, a "dialogue" took place, hosted by the State Council Spokesman Yuan Mu. However, it felt more of a press conference than a dialogue as Yuan Mu controlled the scene by dishing out partly-line answers. Students were not allowed to follow up. Most of the attendees were hand-selected delegates from official student union leaders anyway, they were not ready to provide much of a real challenge. No attendee was voted by students.

 

After he tape of the "dialogue" of Yuan Mu dialogue, broadcast on CCTV on the evening of April 29, students took to the streets in protest or demonstrated on their campuses in 23 cities.

 

Beijing University Self- Rule Preparatory Committee started a newspaper.
 

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