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Exile in U.S. Joins Tiananmen Appeal

September 18, 1997|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Xu Jiatun, a former high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official living in exile in Orange County, has joined an appeal to the party congress meeting in Beijing to reverse the government report condemning the 1989 student protests in Tiananmen Square. Another letter, purportedly written by ex-official Zhao Ziyang, called for a "reassessment" of the Tiananmen incident, in which hundreds, if not thousands, were killed by the army.

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