Tiananmen Square 30 Years Later

Socialism 2019

July 04, 2019

30 years ago, a student protest set forces in motion that threatened the Chinese state and the Chinese government began its massacre of hundreds of student and worker activists at Tiananmen Square. What were the dynamics that produced the struggle? Why did a “socialist” government send soldiers in to shut it down? How has the underlying structure of China’s society produced similar conflicts since then?

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