Under House Arrest

A Chinese propaganda poster from the 1950s.

'In The Ongoing Class Struggle, Just Who is Oppressing Whom?'

A former high-ranking official discusses a recent article by the head of a ruling Chinese Communist Party think-tank.

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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.