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China defends bloody crackdown of Tiananmen protests


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SOURCE: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/china-defends-bloody-crackdown-tiananmen-protests-190602083719934.html
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China has defended a bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago as the "correct policy", in a rare acknowledgement of the heavily censored events. Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe, speaking at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore on Sunday, called the seven weeks of protests by students and workers demanding democratic changes and the eradication of corruption in1989, political "turbulence".Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the June 4th government crackdown when Chinese tanks moved into the area and soldiers opened fire killing demonstrators as well as onlookers in and around Tiananmen Square.Rights groups and witnesses say hundreds or even thousands may have been killed, but the government has kept a lid on what really happened and the number of dead. "Everybody is concerned about Tiananmen after 30 years," Wei said on Sunday."Throughout the 30 years, China under the Communist Party has undergone many changes - do you think the government was wrong with the handling of June Fourth?

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