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It is believed that thousands of Chinese were killed in the post Tiananmen Square crackdown when the Chinese military raided the capital city
The protests of 1989 resulted in the killing of several thousand young Chinese in the square and adjacent areas and is thus sometimes called the Tiananmen Massacre.
Estimates of civilian deaths vary: 400-800 (New York Times & Hammond sources (users.erols.com...)), 2600 (Chinese Red Cross) and the Students maintain that over 7000 were killed. Injuries are generally held to have numbered from 7,000 to 10,000, including casualties among PLA troops.
Originally posted by rapier28
It is widely quoted in International media nowdays as "Hundreds, Possibly Thousands", it is highly unlikely to be in the thousands killed. Read over your quote, injuries vary from 7000-10000, deaths are usually only a fraction of injuries, if thousands were killed then death would account for nearly half of injuries which is extremely unlikely.
Well back on topic, this news story was posted on Xinhua, a Chinese Government Run news agency, so China didn't even try to hide it. That might mean that he was specificially told not to spread classified news, and he did, therefore he broke the law.