Thursday, May 14, 2009
Zhao Ziyang Speaks, Posthumously.
With much media fanfare, Simon & Schuster just released a memoir of the late Zhao Ziyang, who was acutally the General Secretary at the time of 1989 student movement. The book, Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang, was purportedly made from a series of audio recording from Zhao Ziyang himself, and translated and edited by Bao Pu, the son of Zhao Ziyang's aid Bao Tong, and Bao Pu's wife Renee Chiang.
The book is currently climbing into the best-seller list at Amazon.