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  • From the archives: Deng, Li Seen Winning China Power Struggle

    BEIJING -- Senior Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and Premier Li Peng, having marshaled overwhelming military superiority in the Beijing area, appeared this morning to have won a power struggle with Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang and other reformist...
  • From the archives: Protests For Democracy Students Defy Regime With March in Beijing

    BEIJING -- Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of the capital today, defying martial law with a boisterous call for democracy and demanding that Premier Li Peng resign, just as he and other hard-line Communist Party leaders were mounting a...
  • Tear Gas Fired at Beijing Protesters

    BEIJING -- Thousands of soldiers marched to the edge of Beijing's Tian An Men Square early today only to be turned back by protesters, but in midafternoon security forces began using tear gas against a crowd outside Communist Party headquarters. Hundreds...
  • From the archives: Protests For Democracy in Tiananmen Square; Troops Fire on Beijing Crowds

    BEIJING -- Chinese troops of the People's Liberation Army opened fire with automatic weapons early today on huge crowds of civilians in Beijing, killing at least 100 of them and perhaps many more, according to medical and diplomatic reports, in a...
  • China Teeters on Edge of Civil War as Rival Forces Mobilize

    BEIJING -- China teetered this morning on the edge of civil war, with troops presumed loyal to hard-line President Yang Shangkun in control of central Beijing but positioned defensively at strategic points in apparent anticipation of attack by rival...
  • From the archives: China Hard-Liners Appear in Control

    BEIJING -- Premier Li Peng, whose martial-law order for troops to clear Tian An Men Square of student protesters resulted in hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths, appeared publicly Thursday for the first time since the weekend massacre and briskly...
  • From the archives: Economic Reforms to Continue, Deng Vows

    BEIJING -- China's leadership puzzle began to fall into place Friday with the reappearance of Communist patriarch Deng Xiaoping, who endorsed last weekend's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators but promised that economic reforms will continue....
  • From the archives: Crackdown on Dissent New Party Chief Named in China

    BEIJING -- China's Communist Party fired reformist General Secretary Zhao Ziyang on Saturday and replaced him with Shanghai party chief Jiang Zemin, a technocrat and political hard-liner. The appointment of Jiang, 62, as the new head of the 47-million-...
  • From the archives: China Dissidents Reported to Flee Via 'Escape Tunnel'

    HONG KONG -- Declaring that an underground "escape tunnel" has been established for Chinese dissidents, local and Western media sources here reported today that pro-democracy student leader Wuer Kaixi and two key Chinese intellectuals have been smuggled...
  • From the archives: U.S. Easing Sanctions on China

    WASHINGTON -- Three months after the massacre of protesters in Beijing, the Bush Administration is gradually finding ways to ease or limit the impact of the moderate sanctions it has imposed on China. Since June, the coordinated efforts by the United...
  • From the archives: Chinese Spirit of Freedom Glows Despite Repression

    BEIJING -- A Chinese rock band, making up in noise what it lacked in sophistication, was banging out Western hits in a small dance hall when a young Chinese man struck up a quiet conversation with a foreigner. The man, a recent college graduate, soon...