Square and the area is now on a regular basis had a dramatic role in the modern history of China. 4. May 1919 university students and patriotic intellectuals gathered in front of Tiananmen, a large structure on the north side of the square to protest Versailles (which ended the First World War) and the Japanese occupation of Shandong Peninsula, which had been a colony Germany 1897-1914. May Fourth Movement which will remember this event, whose slogan is "Democracy and Science", paving the way for the adoption of Marxism in China and the birth of the Chinese Communist Party in 1921. Anti-imperialism and other public displays of patriotic or political in nature and were also held here in 1925, 1926, 1938, 1947, 1976, and again the unfortunate pm one year later.
From his observation near the monument to the People's Heroes is a color portrait of Mao Tse Tung is up from the north. On October 1, 1949, Mao was above the place where your image is in the Tian'anmen Rostrum, the main entrance to the Forbidden City, and the key element of the national emblem of China, and made the famous public statement "The Chinese people stood up." From this same place in 1912, the warlord Yuan Shikai made a public appearance after being inaugurated as first President of the Republic of China. In 1984, at the beginning of his reign, the popular Deng presided over a military parade and other events of self-celebration that marks the 35th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic on October 1, after having been expelled from the magazine stands in a big "Red Flag" limousine as a toy soldier. And in 1999, Deng's successor, Jiang Zemin, a happy (President, etc 1995-2005), ascended the podium in the 50 th anniversary of the regime.
Today, for a small fee, you can mount the door, inspect a salon where the directors made their leisure, their eyes fixed on the town square and enjoy a view of Mao flight.
Tiananmen Square is reputed to be the largest city square in the world, with a stated capacity of 600,000 people, each with a square grid pattern. Geometric space is large enough to accommodate 1,687 tennis courts.
Creating Tiananmen Square was apparently part of a wider strategic urban plan. In 1958, the historic CP Fitzgerald had stated in its Flood Tide in China
The aim was to establish the imperial palace of the city, which actually uses a large portion of the walls .... straight wide roads running from north to south and from east to west on the street is much wider than the required age for carriage which is fortunately saved Beijing from a sad necessity to dismantle many of the old buildings in place of traffic in modern times . This model is probably not much qeomantic requirement for military action as a precaution.