“What can be learnt from Li Peng’s Tiananmen Diary?”, Tuesday 22 June


The CEFC would be delighted to see you on Tuesday 22 June to attend the following seminar:


Book presentation of The Tiananmen Diary of Li Peng

“What can be learnt from Li Peng’s Tiananmen Diary?”

by Bao Pu, its publisher


Date: Tuesday 22 June @ 7pm

Venue: Room Segalen, 25/F, Admiralty Centre, Tower 2,
18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong


To download this flyer as a pdf, click here


The book comprises selected diary entries allegedly penned by Li Peng between April 15 and June 24, 1989.

According to the South China Morning Post, the manuscript was reportedly ready for publication in early 2004 but the move was blocked by President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Widely seen as the mastermind behind the military crackdown and held responsible for the June 4 Massacre, Li Peng was eager to get his side of the story told.

Li Peng was the fourth Premier of the People’s Republic of China between 1987 and 1998.


“The book provides amazing details of how decisions were made, how the order was carried out and how the leaders reached internal consensus,” said Bao Pu


Bao Pu, a political commentator and veteran human rights activist, is one of the translators and editors of “Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang.” He is also an owner of New Century Press, which just published The Tiananmen Diary of Li Peng (李鹏“六四”日记) in Hong Kong. He has a Masters degree in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.


The seminar will be held in English.
Jean-Philippe Béja, Researcher at the CEFC, will chair the session.
Snacks and drinks will be served after the seminar.
Please reply to confirm that you will attend the seminar.

To listen to the seminar:

M10-06-22 Time 19-26-38 Baopu.MP3












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