Under House Arrest

People hold up photos of Mao Zedong during a ceremony to commemorate the 120th anniversary of his birth in Hunan province, Dec. 26, 2013.

'What We Remember Should Be The Truth'

A former top official with the ruling Chinese Communist Party warns against distorting history ahead of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender.

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By Bao Tong

Bao Tong is a former top aide to late ousted Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang. He remains under house arrest at his Beijing home since his boss's ouster during the 1989 student-led pro-democracy movement on Tiananmen Square. He was former Director of the Office of Political Reform of the ruling Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee and the Policy Secretary of Zhao Ziyang.

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