Under House Arrest

Bao Tong shows a photo of his former boss former Zhao Ziyang at his home in Beijing, Feb. 22, 2011.

What Zhao Ziyang Meant by 'Reform'

A former top Communist Party official remembers his former political mentor, late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang


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.