- Prevention of Civil War or political chaos therefore
- "unfortunate necessity"
- "Counter-revolutionary rebellion to quell the unrest … but also to the party and the people provided useful lessons"
- political stability, incredible economic growth, and increased standards of living
"In order to achieve thorough victory, we should mobilize the people completely, strengthen the people's democratic dictatorship and spare no effort to ferret out the counterrevolutionary rioters. We should uncover instigators and rebellious conspirators, and punish the organizers and schemers of the unrest and the counterrevolutionary rebellion....and focus the crackdown on a handful of principal culprits and diehards who refuse to repent.“ (Chen Xitong, Mayor of Beijing, on June 30, 1989.)