Under House Arrest

Wen Yongfen, the mother of jailed dissident Chen Ziming, holds a photo of her cancer-stricken son during a discrete protest in a Beijing park Oct 22, 1995.

Chen Ziming - Veteran Dissident 'Who Worried About China And Its People'

A former aide to late, ousted premier Zhao Ziyang remembers a veteran pro-democracy activist.


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.