Following two weeks of insurgency against French colonial forces, Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh seize control of the country and declare Vietnam independent. “Poor Indochina! You will die, if your old-fashioned youth do not resuscitate themselves.”
Violence breaks out between protesters and the People’s Liberation Army at Tiananmen Square. As the tanks move in the following morning, protesters sing “Heirs of the Dragon” by singer Hou Dejian, who had joined them in the square.
“Enemies on all sides, the sword of the dictator. For how many years did those gunshots resound?”