Details of Tiananmen Massacre Disclosed in New Book

May 27, 2007 12:00 am Last Updated: May 27, 2007 12:00 am

A new book The Inside Story of the Bloody Evacuation in Tiananmen Square was published recently by Truth Publishing House. It was issued for the first time in Hong Kong on May 10, inciting very strong reactions from people from all walks of life.

During the interview with The Epoch Times , Wu Renhua, author of the book and editor-in-chief of the News Free Guide Paper , said that the book is the first one to record in detail the whole procedure of the bloody evacuation in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. It will help readers to understand the June 4 massacre more completely.

Wu received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Department of Chinese at Beijing University. He majored in philology. After graduating, he worked as the director in the Historical Law Books Sorting Lab at China University of Politics and Law.

Wu said, “My major is philology. It required rigor, precision, and accuracy where evidence is concerned. Since finishing the first draft in 1990, I spent more than ten years and a tremendous amount of effort to collect, add and revise materials and fulfill the textual research through inside documents, public materials, or from witnesses. I believe that the book will help the public understand the truth of what happened in those days.”

Wu went on to say that, “Some details in the book were disclosed for the first time. I believe very strongly that it can break the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s lies. I have always thought that it is very important to restore and record historical truths. The main reason that the Chinese communist regime, such a cruel, evil, and rotten power, has managed to survive in China for so many years lies in its tricks of concealing and warping history. If the Chinese people knew the real truth of history, I believe that the CCP would collapse very soon.”

According to Wu, the book not only records the major events and people involved with the June 4 massacre, it also brings light to the questions that people have been curious about ever since the event first took place. For example, did anyone die in Tiananmen Square? Wu describes in detail how Dai Jinpin, a student from Beijing Agriculture University, and Chen Renxing, a student from Chinese People's University died in Tiananmen Square.

The book records the marching routes, movement, and suppression tasks of the forces involved in the massacre. It also records their performance in each of their tasks and the promotion of the officers involved afterwards. The book reveals how the Public Security Ministry and the army destroyed the bodies and tried to hide all traces of evidence. This method made it seem as though a lot of people suddenly disappeared when in truth, they had been killed in the massacre.

This book also gives accounts and reports on the shootings near Funxingmen, Muxidi, Xidan, and Tiananmen. A lot of content is dedicated to informing the reader about how the common people used their own bodies to obstruct the military's armed forces in an attempt to protect the unarmed students who were protesting in Tiananmen Square.

Wu Renhua actively attended many events during the democracy movement of 1989. He organized the first protest march on April 17, 1989. He was the person in charge of the hunger strike in Xinhuamen. He was sent to Tiananmen Square to maintain order under the “Fellow Countrymen Patriotic Law Protection Committee of Beijing” on June 3, 1989. He was present at the most bloody night in Chinese history when the Chinese authorities conducted the massacre. He fled to America in July 1990, and is now the chief editor of News Freedom Guide Newspaper , and Secretary General of the Chinese Constitutional Movement Association.