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twenty six years ago a massive student protests in beijing's tiananmen square in the army opened fire today b. c. , won't pop up in chinese history classes , the communist party has a firm grasp on what younger generations learn about the past reuter spoke to students at beijing state run redmond university one of china's top schools this is what happened when we showed a twenty year old the iconic tank man image , it's come to symbolize army suppression of the protests usual about i can't think of what this is nineteen eighty nine political crisis what political crisis i've never seen it these things i don't really know about them sorry , many students are aware of the protests in nineteen eighty nine but just don't think it's relevant to them , we don't really pay much attention to government matters anyway now the education system is really good government policies are really good has no need to know things a good now and that is enough , we are because she was one of the leaders of the nineteen eighty nine protests now lives in exile in taiwan , he surprisingly optimistic about this generation of young chinese , simon the hoosiers should torture that could and more pragmatic and focused on themselves their own personal development their own personal future their own personal tomorrow this will come down to their own power self dignity and personal freedom , twenty six years on where has high hopes for young chinese , even though they may never learn about his struggle