Tiananmen Square

[ tyahn-ahn-men ]
/ ˈtyɑnˈɑnˈmɛn /

noun

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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Cultural definitions for tiananmen square

Tiananmen Square
[ (tyahn-ahn-men) ]

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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