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Tiananmen Massacre 30th Anniversary

Today the National Security Archive publishes a special exhibit on the 30th anniversary of the massacre at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, 4 June 1989.  To mark an event that decisively shaped...

Jun 4, 2019


The Archive won the 2005 Emmy Award for outstanding news and documentary research for Declassified: Nixon in China, which aired on the Discovery Times Channel on December 21, 2004.

The citation read in part: "This heavily-researched documentary reveals an unknown story behind the one most journalists and historians think they know ... Working in cooperation with the National Security Archive, the program's researchers brought dry government files to life, revealing details that would have rattled the world at the time.."