May 15, 2009
Tiananmen's Lingering Legacy
Verna Yu, Asia Times
HONG KONG - The June 4 crackdown in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on pro-democracy protesters 20 years ago brought an abrupt halt to China's fledgling political reforms, shored up authoritarian rule and steered the country onto a path which partly led to crony capitalism, rampant corruption and social instability.
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