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Under House Arrest

A file photo of Chinese journalist Gao Yu speaking at a press conference in Hong Kong.

'Gao Yu Was Just Doing Her Job'

A former aide with China's ruling Communist Party hits out at the continued detention of a veteran political journalist.

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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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