Video: Chinese Remember Zhao Ziyang on Qing Ming

From RFA Unplugged:

One by one, people file quietly into the home of Zhao Ziyang, the late former Communist Party leader who fell from grace in the wake of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Zhao’s family have set up a memorial shrine inside the traditional courtyard house, to mark the Chinese grave-sweeping festival of Qing Ming.

The event has gone totally unreported in China’s state-controlled media. But without fanfare, people are arriving, informed by word of mouth, to pay their respects to their country’s former leader, who was kept under house arrest here for seventeen years. They sign the guest book and leave. A police car keeps a discreet watch outside, but makes no move to stop the proceedings.

April 11, 2008 4:09 PM
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Categories: Human Rights, Politics