Title : The Truth About the Beijing Turmoil
Photographer(s) : Photographers of Xinhua agency
Writer(s) : Li Jian
Designer(s): Chu Ren
Publisher(s): Beijing Publishing House, Beijing, China
Year : 1989
Print run :
Language(s) : English, Chinese
Pages : 96
Size : 21 x 28 cm
Binding : Softcover with dust jacket
Print : Beijing Xinhua, Beijing , China
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest : China,1989
ISBN : 9787200009262
This book propose the Chinese government's public account of what transpired on Tienanmen square and despite this the book is now banned in China, like the others that talk about the protest.
That's part of the text:
"During the whole operation not a single person was killed. The allegations that "Tiananmen Square was plunged into a bloodbath" and "thousands of people were killed in the square" are sheer rumours, and the true state of affairs will eventually be clear to the public.
After the decisive victory in quelling the riot, order in the capital was basically restored to normal and the situation throughout China soon became stable. The measures adopted by the Chinese government to stop the turmoil and put down the rebellion have not only won the acclaim and support of the Chinese people, but they have also won the understanding and support of the governments and people of many other countries. The Chinese government has announced that it will unswervingly carry on the policy of reform and opening to the outside world, the policy of developing friendly cooperation with different countries of the world on the basis of the five principles of peaceful coexistence, and the policy towards Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. We will continue to strive for the realization of the socialist modernization. We are fully confident of our future."