The Republic of China (Taiwan) adopted a cautious and restrained approach toward the tumultuous events which swept the People's Republic of China (PRC) during the months of April, May, and June 1989. Taiwan's policy toward the democracy movement, as it came to be known, consisted largely of a series of measures designed to break through the PRC's news blackout and to provide assistance to some of those who took part in the campaign. 1 These moves did not prove to be too provocative. The PRC did not seek to retaliate militarily or otherwise punish Taipei for its involvement. Nevertheless, the democracy movement and its brutal suppression had an impact on Taiwan.