Under House Arrest

Demonstrators sit in a street of the Central business district after a pro-democracy rally seeking greater democracy in Hong Kong, July 1, 2014.

'Just Put Your Faith in Hong Kong's Voters'

An ex-senior Chinese Communist Party official analyzes Beijing's influence on the island's elections.

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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.