China 30 Years After the Tiananmen Protests

Leo Timm | Vision Times China’s 10-year experiment with political reforms came to a head in the early months of 1989, when thousands came out to commemorate the death of Hu Yaobang, the ousted general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. Hu’s death on April 15 sparked particularly strong emotions among Chinese intellectuals and youth, […]

The Chinese Government Paints a New Picture of the Cultural Revolution

Vision Times The decade-long Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was one of the Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong’s largest political campaigns. Mao mobilized throngs of youth into the fanatical Red Guards, terrorizing or killing millions of people while destroying China’s traditional culture and heritage. The Cultural Revolution was so traumatizing that following Mao’s death, the Chinese Communist […]

A Meeting With a Leader, Both Propitious and Foreboding

The ‘Zhongnanhai Incident’ 15 years later.
On April 25, 1999, Zhu Rongji, the Chinese premier, met in Zhongnanhai with three representatives of the over-10,000 Falun Gong Practitioners who had gathered outside the leadership compound.
They came to appeal for the release of practitioners arrested in Tianjin