Review of Zhao Ziyang’s Prisoner of the State

After a lengthy career in service of the Chinese state, premier Zhao Ziyang was deposed and held under house arrest for sixteen years until his death. His crimes, if crimes they were, included support for economic liberalization, dissent from the Tiananmen Square massacre, and an incident in which he was considered to have demeaned ultimate (but in the shadows) leader Deng Xiaoping while in the international limelight.

Read the full review here.


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