Under House Arrest

Visitors dressed in red army uniforms visit a house where Mao Zedong used to stay in central China's Jinggangshan, Sept. 21, 2012.

'The Emperor Needs Several Sets of New Clothes'

A former aide to a late, ousted Chinese premier says today's leadership is acting a part in a play.


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.