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Archive: China's Deng appears after Tiananmen crackdown

3 June 2014 Last updated at 10:39 BST

China's head of state Deng Xiaoping has appeared in public at a ceremony honouring the People's Liberation Army.

It follows a brutal crackdown by soldiers around Tiananmen Square which left hundreds, possibly thousands, of civilians dead.

The BBC's Brian Barron reports from Beijing.

First broadcast 9 June 1989.