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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Yao Jianfu
A forthcoming book quotes the disgraced former mayor of Beijing as saying that the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democracy protesters was an avoidable tragedy and that he regrets the loss of life, though he denies being directly responsible.
"Chen said it was a tragedy that could have been avoided and that he hoped in his heart that the incident could have been resolved peacefully, but in the end it wasn't," Mr. Yao said during an interview in a
Mr. Yao said he questioned Chen about the death toll of the crackdown and cited a Red Cross report that said 727 people were killed.