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Under House Arrest

This Nov. 2, 2012 picture shows a 1982 displayed photo of Zhao Ziyang (R) talking to Ye Jianying, one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party, with Hu Yaobang (back R) and Deng Xiaoping (back L). The photo was on display at a press center for a party congress in Beijing but was later replaced with one featuring Hu without Zhao.

No More Speech Crimes: A Lasting Memorial to Zhao Ziyang

A former top aide to the late ousted premier calls for a law to protect dissenting opinions.


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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