China | This year marks the 100th anniversary of a momentous student protest in Beijing.
by June Cheng
Posted 5/03/19, 10:54 am
A century ago, on May 4, 1919, thousands of Chinese students gathered in front of Beijing’s Tiananmen, the “Gate of Heavenly Peace,” to protest Western imperialism. They urged China to strengthen and modernize by embracing “Mr. Science” and “Mr. Democracy.”