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  • Yang Jianli said he was as guileless then as many China hands in Washington are today in thinking that Beijing's communist government eventually will embrace democracy because it adopted a form of state-controlled capitalism.

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  • "This is very naive thinking. It is as naive as I was in 1989 in Tiananmen Square. Never did it enter my mind that any reasonable, legitimate government would turn on its citizens with such brutality," he said, referring to the Chinese military that crushed the unarmed demonstrators.

    Embassy Row: 'Stain' on the U.N. →

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