Under House Arrest

Rights lawyers like Pu Zhiqiang (front right, in May 3, 2014 photo) are an endangered species in China.

'Who Should Get a Red-Carpet Welcome in Washington?'

A former top official in the ruling Chinese Communist Party takes Beijing to task over an ongoing crackdown on China's legal profession.

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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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