Bao Tong Dies At 90

Senior Chinese Communist Party official who supported Tiananmen protests dies

At a glance

  • The most senior Chinese Communist Party official who was jailed over the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 has died at 90.
  • Bao Tong was expelled by the Communist Party and imprisoned for seven years for his support of the movement.
  • Chinese activists around the world have mourned his death, but in China, Bao’s life and the Tiananmen protests have all but disappeared from the heavily censored public record.

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