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Tiannemen Square and Bush Administration


Photo or Army Tanks in Tiannemen Square. Digital image. Yahoo News. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

The photo above illustrates the Chinese government's reaction to the student-led demonstrations for democracy that took place in Beijing in the spring of 1989.

How did the Bush Administration respond to the student-led demonstrations and Chinese government's brutal response?


Bush suspended cultural and educational exchanges between the U.S. and China.


Bush suspended military sales and limited the number of visas issued by the State Department.


Bush convinced Congress to place a six-month embargo of Chinese industrial goods.


Bush addressed the U.N. imploring the Security Council to denounce the actions of the Chinese government.


Bush encouraged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to break his alliance with the Chinese government.