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Under House Arrest

Gao Yu speaks at an International PEN conference in Hong Kong, Feb. 5, 2007.

'I Feel as if I Have Entered a Time Warp'

A former aide to late, ousted premier Zhao Ziyang says jailed journalist Gao Yu shone too bright a light on the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

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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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