Thursday, June 04, 2009

Two videos for 6/4

Former Communist Party official Bao Tong has been exiled by the Chinese authorities for the part he played in smuggling out the secret memoirs of ousted Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang.

Zhao was a reformer on the side of the student protesters who was in favour of democracy for China. His smuggled memoirs have just been published in a book, 'Prisoner of the State', which lifts the lid on the inner workings of the Communist Party. It certainly looks like an interesting read. The Telegraph as published some extracts.

Secondly, a profile of Chai Ling, a Tiananmen Square student activist now forging a career in the West:





2 comments:

Jo said...

I'm pretty interested in this book. Sounds that that's gonna be interesting. But that's kinda bound to be banned in China.

Hey, I'm curious about something- what do the people in the West see in Chinese?

Madam Miaow said...

That's very interesting news. Can't wait to read it (actually I have to wait as I'm doing battle with Photoshop and webpage design at the mo). Thanks for the post.