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January 17, 2006


...is half the battle.

Family and friends of deposed Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang gathered Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his death, as authorities kept a close watch on dissidents seeking to further his legacy of political openness.

Visitors streamed into Zhao's Beijing home, where he spent the last 15 years under house arrest after being purged from his position for sympathizing with pro-democracy protesters in 1989.

...According to Hu, a friend visiting Zhao's home saw up to five busloads of people being taken away for questioning.

I think the Hollywood-types forget there are far scarier places in the world to live.

Posted by tree hugging sister at January 17, 2006 03:18 PM


Hollywoodtype: "Ewww, a bus! That's almost as bad as a minivan!"

Posted by: -keith in mtn. view at January 18, 2006 11:47 AM

(Bwahahahaha! Good one, keith!)

Posted by: tree hugging sister at January 18, 2006 04:17 PM