Some three thousand students joined the second day of the hunger strike. In addition, more than 10 thousand onlookers appeared on the Square. At 2.30 am, Li Tieying, member of the Politburo; Yan Mingfu, member of the Central Secretariat, and Chen Xitong, Mayor of Beijing went to visit the hunger strikers at the Square. The officials urged the students to stop their hunger strike and protest during the Sino-Soviet summit the next day. Apparently, the government officials agreed to a dialogue with the students. More than 10 hunger strikers fainted in the heat and were taken to hospital.
A dialogue was held between student representatives and government officials at 4pm. The government representatives were led by Yan Mingfu, Li Tieying and Chen Xitong. At the meeting, student demanded a repeal of the "April 26th Editorial", a fair reappraisal of the student movement, and live TV broadcast of the dialogue. The demands were rejected, and the talks eventually broke down.
Twelve prominenet intellectuals, including Yan Jiaqi, Su Xiaokang, Li Zehou and Dai Qing, urged the students to leave the square, but their call was rejected.
US Secretary of State James Baker made a public statement praising Chinese leaders for their tolerand attitude towards student demonstrations.