Under House Arrest

Hu Yaobang (L) and China's former premier Zhao Ziyang (R) in Beijing in a file photo.

Remembering Hu Yaobang: Mysteries And Wild Hopes

A former top Communist Party official calls on Beijing to come to a reckoning with the bloodshed of June 1989.


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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