Tiananmen Square

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Tian·an·men Square

An extensive open area in central Beijing, China, the world's largest public square. Adjacent to the Forbidden City, it has long been the site of festivals, rallies, and demonstrations. In 1989 Chinese troops fired on student demonstrators, killing an estimated 2,000 or more.

Tian′an•men Square′

(ˈtyɑn ɑnˌmɛn)

also Tienanmen Square

a large plaza in Beijing, China.
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This book is primarily an oral history of three exiled student leaders from the 1989 Tiananmen Movement in China," Rowana He tells us at the outset.
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