Under House Arrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping, top center, applauds after hearing the results of a vote on a constitutional amendment during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 11, 2018.

The True Meaning of 'Socialism With Chinese Characteristics'

Bao Tong, former top aide to late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang, pens a polemic against Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature ideology.

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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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