= National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 16
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB16/index.html (Jeffrey T. Richelson, National Security Archive, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA) Description: In addition to the documents themselves an introductory page explains the framework in which they have to be understood, and gives a short introduction to each document. Citation: The Chinese army crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 had an enormous effect on the course of U.S.-China relations. The deaths of democracy protesters resulted in U.S. sanctions, suspensions of high-level contacts, and a halt in the transfer of military technology. The controversy continues to this day, as demonstrated by the reaction of many concerning President Clinton's decision to appear in the square with Chinese leaders during his June 1998 trip to China. Site content: (1) Documents 1-6: Student Demonstrations in 1985-86; (2) Documents 7-11: On the Brink; (3) Documents 12-29: The Crackdown; (4) Documents 30-35: The Aftermath; (5) Postscript 1999: Ten Years after Tiananmen.
Subject: Tiananmen 1989 Region: China CN Language: English
Ressource type: Collection of articles/texts