Tiananmen Square: Japanese diplomats feared Chinese troops would storm embassy

//Tiananmen Square: Japanese diplomats feared Chinese troops would storm embassy

Tiananmen Square: Japanese diplomats feared Chinese troops would storm embassy

Japanese diplomats holed up in the embassy in Beijing at the height of the Tiananmen Square crackdown incinerated classified documents and planned to escape on bicycles as they feared the Chinese army would storm the building, an official stationed in the capital in 1989 has said.In an interview with Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper, former diplomat Morio Matsumoto recalled the tension in the city on June 4 three decades ago as the Chinese military launched its armed response to the democracy…

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