Tiananmen Square and the Issue of Human Rights Essay by Master Researcher

Tiananmen Square and the Issue of Human Rights
An overview of the causes of the Tiananmen Square demonstration.
# 87667 | 1,800 words | 5 sources | 2005 | US

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The paper looks at the issue of human rights surrounding the massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China in 1989. The paper analyzes how the student's grief, due to the passing of Hu Yaobang, the party general secretary, led to this peaceful demonstration and examines how the student's quest for human rights was inspired by Gorbachev's visit to China.

From the Paper:

"Chinese students led a peaceful demonstration in Tiananmen Square for seven weeks. The events that led to the demonstration were sparked by the death of Hu Yaobang, the party general secretary. Yaobang was favored by youth in China because he was considered to be more open to their ideals, unlike others within the political realm. However, Yaobang was forced to resign because of this support by China's leader, Deng Xiopeng. Within a short time after his withdrawal from government, Yoabang was dead, and in April of 1989 Chinese students were united in mourning for the man that they had considered their only hope to reform the Chinese government. In May of 1989 Soviet leader Mikihal Gorbachev visited China, and his position on transforming communists governments was inspirational to these students."

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