Three Lives, Then and Now

For thousands of Chinese citizens, the massacre in Tiananmen Square marked a personal turning point, irrevocably changing their lives and forcing them to make choices they had never had to contemplate. That was true for student leaders like Wuer Kaixi, who headed Beijing's banned independent union of students. It was also true for intellectuals like Zhou Duo, who spent more than ten months in jail before being released three weeks ago, and for officials like Xu Jiatun, who supported conciliation with the protesters and mysteriously turned up in California this month for an extended stay in the U.S. Their stories:

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