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Chinese Dissident Bao Tong Speaks Out

From Time: On Fuxing Road in western Beijing is a vast Soviet-style building that proudly houses old jets, tanks and ships — all memorials to the various military conflicts faced by the People’s Republic of China. But just...

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Bao Tong: Why China Had to Reform

From RFA: Reforms, along with the Third Plenum of the 11th Chinese Communist Party Congress Central Committee [in December 1978], seem to be a hot topic at the moment. I too have some thoughts and memories to write down, some...

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Bao Tong: Talk to Dalai Lama

A former top official in China’s ruling Communist Party has called on the Chinese government to open talks with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as a matter of urgency. Bao Tong, former aide to ousted late...

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On the Illegality of the Anti-rightist Struggle–Written on the 50th Anniversary of the Anti-Rightist Movement РBao Tong

From RFA Unplugged: On June 8, 1957, by the decree of Mao Zedong, an anti-rightist announcement entitled “Why is this?” appeared in the People’s Daily. Deng Xiaoping immediately took charge of the anti-rightist rectification working group set up by Party central, and rooted out 550,000 “rightists” from among five million Chinese intellectuals nationwide. Their collective […]

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Pressure Is A Good Thing – Bao Tong

From RFA Unplugged: China’s army is under the leadership of the political Party. The chairman of the Central Military Commission ordered hundreds of thousands of troops to put down a peaceful petition by citizens, who were only asking for the implementation of democracy and for corruption to be punished. And the person holding the office […]

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Of Kings and Bandits – Bao Tong

From RFA Unplugged blog: This essay is the second part of Bao Tong’s commentary on the passing of the Property Law of the People’s Republic of China. It was broadcast on RFA’s Mandarin service Friday March 30, 2007. You can read the original essay in Chinese here:

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