All this week, the world is watching as China tries to ignore the 20th anniversary of the astonishing pro-democracy movement that ended in bloodshed in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
In 1989, China’s government attempted to block reports of its brutal crackdown on the demonstrators. Now, China is once again shutting off access and trying to downplay signs of new civil disobedience.
The Tiananmen Square protests were led largely by young students, and one of their leaders was Shen Tong. He fled his homeland six days after government troops opened fire on the protestors on June 4, 1989 and is now a businessman in New York.
Shen Tong joins Martin Savidge for a look back at the pro-democracy protests and how they have and have not changed China.