Thursday, May 14, 2009

China's Zhao decries June 4 "tragedy" from the grave

There are reports today that a memoir by Zhao Ziyang based on tapes made secretly over his years of house arrest will be published in an English-language version by Simon and Schuster entitled Prisoner of the State. See:

I am sceptical of the reliability of this document unless the tapes it is allegedly transcribed from can be made available.

1 comment:

Jacques Bigras said...

The question surrounding its authenticity and reliability is reminiscent of the Tiananmen Papers. There is also, of course, the source of the book Zhao Ziyang himself. Wow.

By the way, Mr. Burton, will you write a review of the book on your blog? How about a commentary on the 20th anniversary of Beijing Spring?