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.


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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