Secret Journal Of Tiananmen-Era Official Released On May 19, 1989, a tearful Zhao Ziyang, one of the Communist Party's top officials, addressed student protesters in Tiananmen Square. After that speech, Zhao was put on house arrest, where he remained until his death in 2005. Editor Bao Pu talks about a new book of Zhao's memoirs.
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On May 19, 1989, a tearful Zhao Ziyang, one of the Communist Party's top officials, addressed student protesters in Tiananmen Square. That was the last the world would hear from him. After that speech, Zhao was put under house arrest, where he remained until his death in 2005.

But Zhao was recording his memoirs in secret, and next week they're being published as a book titled, Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang. Guest host Rebecca Roberts talks with editor Bao Pu about the book.

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The Secret Journal of Zhao Ziyang

by Renee Chiang, Adi Ignatius, Roderick MacFarquhar and Bao Pu

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