In Memoriam: VOA Journalist Mark W. Hopkins

From the Post’s obituary:

    Mark Wyatt Hopkins, 75, a Voice of America journalist who died of complications from liver cancer Sept. 25 at Sibley Memorial Hospital, broadcast from China’s Tiananmen Square as tanks rolled in to crush the 1989 student demonstrations. He also was the first to alert the world in 1991 to former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev’s ouster in Moscow.

    Mr. Hopkins, a Washington resident, was one of a number of journalists expelled from China for his reporting on the massacre in Beijing. He had worked in China earlier, establishing the VOA’s first bureau in Beijing from 1982 until 1988, learning the Chinese language and covering earlier student demonstrations.