A source within the Hong Kong publishing industry, who deals with topics on China’s politics, gave more detail on the frame-up theory to Asia Times Online.
The call Ching responded to, said the source, was from Huang Wei, a woman who assisted in the publishing of a memoir by Zong Fengming, the qigong (breathing exercises) mentor of Zhao. The memoir provides a genuine account of talks between Zhao and Zong on politics, both domestically and abroad, over the past 15 years. As soon as the book was published in Hong Kong, Huang was held under investigation, but was set free after a month. She has since shied away from friends and the press, except possibly Ching.