Under House Arrest

A man reads a book near posters for a newly issued biography about late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping at a bookstore in Beijing on the 110th anniversary of his birth, Aug. 22, 2014.

Deng Xiaoping 'Opened The Floodgates' For Corruption

A former top Communist Party aide gives an uncensored view of the 'architect of China's reforms' on the anniversary of his birth.

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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.