U.S.-China Diplomacy After Tiananmen: Documents from the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
These are the main documents in the George H.W. Bush presidential archives from the six months after June 4, 1989 that most pertain to how the Bush administration assessed the situation and decided to proceed following the Tiananmen Square crackdown...



“记得第一次听说‘六四’……”——个人故事征集 // When Did You Learn About Tiananmen? A Call for Personal Stories

我们希望能听到你的亲口讲述。如果事件发生时你年龄尚小(或者还没出生),你还记得你第一次是如何知道的吗?你当时在哪里?有怎样的感受?如果你是一个家长,而事件发生时你的孩子年龄尚小或还未出生,你后来是如何决定是否和孩子讲述这件事呢?是什么原因让你选择开口或不开口?你对你的决定有怎样的感受?// We want to hear your story, in your own voice. If you were too young to remember, how did you first...



Reporting from Xinjiang

On September 20, 2018, ChinaFile and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) co-hosted a discussion with BuzzFeed reporter Megha Rajagopalan on her reporting on state-sponsored ethnic and religious repression in Xinjiang and, in particular, on...



Down from the Mountains (Reader-Friendly Version)

Max Duncan
At 14 years old, Wang Ying doesn’t want to be a mother. She scowls darkly as her younger brother and sister squabble in the corner while she does the housework. But she grudgingly cleans up after them and cooks them a potato stew, which they eat...



Letter to the Editor from ‘Mao Zedong’

美国纽约《中参馆》:今天天堂版《参考资料》载贵馆所编 “毛还是死了的吗?” 的笔谈摘译,内容很生动,又带原则性。我于一九七六年差点没死的问题,像你们现在这样讲法,过去还没有过,特别是马若德和小沈两个人很能看出问题,分析得很不错。汉人李固说“盛名之下,其实难副”,这两句,正是指我。我收到马克思的请帖,已经三十九年了。天堂消息很灵通,每天参阅材料、情报,都是很有兴味的。看样子,我党经过多少错误路线的教育才逐步走上正轨,并且至今还有问题,即对内对外都有大国沙文主义,仍须加以克服。...



A Look Back at 2014

It’s hard to believe, but ChinaFile is almost two years old. It’s been an exciting year for us, and, as ever, an eventful year for China. It was a year of muscular leadership from Xi Jinping, who has now been in office just over two years and who...



2013 Year in Review

As the year draws to a close, we want to take a moment to look back at some of the stories ChinaFile published in 2013. We hope you’ll find something that interests you to read—or watch—over the holidays.It’s hard to remember a recent year that didn...



[Transcript] One Year Later, China’s New Leaders

J. Stapleton Roy, Susan Shirk & more
Nearly a year to the day after seven new leaders ascended to their posts on the Standing Committee of China’s Politburo, the Asia Society held a public conversation with The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos; Dr. Susan Shirk of the University of California,...




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