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China: Beijing reached 'clear conclusion' on Tiananmen protests 'a long time ago' - FM spox.00:55

China: Beijing reached 'clear conclusion' on Tiananmen protests 'a long time ago' - FM spox.

China, Beijing
June 3, 2019 at 11:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

"The Chinese government has come to a clear conclusion a long time ago about the political turmoil of the late 1980s", said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang during a press conference in Beijing on Monday.

He added: "Over the past 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China, China's tremendous achievements in development fully prove that the development path we have chosen is entirely correct."

The comments come one day before the 30th anniversary of China's 1989 crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests, when Chinese tanks moved into the area and troops opened fire killing hundreds of students and workers calling for democracy.

On Sunday, Chinese Defence minister defended the 1989 action saying was the "correct" decision and ensured stability in the country.

China: Beijing reached 'clear conclusion' on Tiananmen protests 'a long time ago' - FM spox.00:55
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"The Chinese government has come to a clear conclusion a long time ago about the political turmoil of the late 1980s", said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang during a press conference in Beijing on Monday.

He added: "Over the past 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China, China's tremendous achievements in development fully prove that the development path we have chosen is entirely correct."

The comments come one day before the 30th anniversary of China's 1989 crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests, when Chinese tanks moved into the area and troops opened fire killing hundreds of students and workers calling for democracy.

On Sunday, Chinese Defence minister defended the 1989 action saying was the "correct" decision and ensured stability in the country.

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