Under House Arrest

Former top government aide Bao Tong is shown in a file photo.

'In Memory of a Great Patriot, Liu Xiaobo'

A former aide to late, disgraced Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang shares his personal memories of Liu Xiaobo, and the optimism that surrounded the Charter 08 project.

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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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