Under House Arrest

Weary pro-democracy demonstrators remain encamped on a major road in Hong Kong, Oct. 13, 2014.

'Are China's Official Media Commentators Legal Illiterates?'

A former high-ranking official takes the ruling Chinese Communist Party to task over Hong Kong.

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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.