Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chinese Communist Party Secrets and Inner Workings Revealed in Smuggled Memoirs of Zhao Ziyang

BEIJING — It took hours of secret recordings and years of clandestine planning to get the material smuggled out and translated.

But just weeks before the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement's brutal quelling, the Chinese leader ousted for opposing the crackdown has broken his silence in a posthumous memoir that gives a rare insight to the inner workings of the Communist Party during a critical time.

And in a conclusion extraordinary for someone who devoted his career to the party, Zhao Ziyang also urges China to become a parliamentary democracy in order to truly modernize....[Story continued here]

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