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Opinion | The crackdown didn’t just happen in Beijing: A journalist corrects the record on Tiananmen

May 31, 2019 | 2:50 PM GMT
Hundreds, if not thousands, of people were killed in June 1989, when Chinese soldiers open fired on unarmed civilians in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. But the crackdown didn’t just happen in the capital, says journalist and author Louisa Lim. It happened in cities such as Chengdu, in a square referred to as “Little Tiananmen.” Lim pursued a trail of evidence — eyewitness accounts, contemporaneous records and photographs — to write a book and correct the historical record.