TOKYO -- The crackdown by the Chinese People's Liberation Army 29 years ago today against student protesters was one of a series of historic events in 1989 that transformed global politics. But the tanks that crushed the democratic uprising at Beijing's Tiananmen Square also spurred changes in the relationship between China and North Korea that echo loudly in 2018.
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