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The Tiananmen Papers

compiled by Zhang Liang and edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link

Editor(s): Zhang Liang, Andrew J. Nathan, Perry Link

Little Brown and Abacus, London, 2001, pp. 679

Secret Party papers leaked to the west provide details of the meetings, negotiations and communications between the top leaders about how to deal with the protests, and the triumph of the hardliners over Zhao Ziyang, General Secretary of the Party, who wished to be conciliatory. Western scholars generally accepted the papers as authentic.