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Tiananmen Square

  1. a large plaza in central Beijing, China: noted especially as the site of major student demonstrations in 1989 suppressed by the government.
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Tiananmen Square


Location in Beijing of pro-democracy demonstrations that were brutally suppressed in 1989 by troops loyal to the communist regime of the People's Republic of China.

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