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UK Cable on Tiananmen Square Massacre June 4th, 1989

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The Chinese army crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests killed at least 10,000 people, according to released declassified UK documents. The figure was given in a secret diplomatic cable from then British ambassador to China, Sir Alan Donald written on 5 June 1989.  The cable is in the UK National Archives, and was first reported by news website HK01.

Listen to the full document at the History Of China Podcast at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-history-of-china/id741606139?i=1000615515216

Watch CASI's video on Tiananmen Square at: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/CASI/Articles/Article-Display/Article/3051566/competition-with-china-the-tiananmen-square-crisis/