Reuters’ Ben Blanchard reports comments from a senior Party scholar on the dim prospects for public release of sensitive historical documents:
Xie Chuntao, Director of the Party History Teaching and Research Department of the Party School, which trains rising officials, said the party had reflected deeply on its mistakes.
[…] “Everyone has reached a consensus that the mistakes of the past will certainly not be repeated today or in the future.”
Only a “small number” of the party’s historical files were still sealed, he said.
“Some involve the state’s core interests, and some are not convenient to be released,” Xie added.
“From a historical research it is to be hoped that it would be best if they are all opened. But I fear this cannot happen, and may never happen.” [Source]