On This Day — May 15, 1989: Foreign dignitary visit to Beijing: On this day in 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev comes to Beijing for a summit meeting with Deng Xiaoping. Instead of an official welcome on Tiananmen Square, Gorbachev enters the Great Hall of the People by a back entrance. Thousands of intellectuals, teachers and scientists march to the square.
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