From Tiananmen Square to the 19th Hole MISSING PERSONS No.9 ZHAO ZIYANG
Poole, Teresa, The Independent (London, England)
Political disgrace in China involves varying degrees of discomfort. For the former Communist Party general-secretary, Zhao Ziyang, 75, out of public view since his ousting in June 1989, at least there has been the consolation of regular rounds of golf.
The reformist Mr Zhao was formally removed from his posts three weeks after the crackdown on the pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square. His last public appearance had been on 19 May when, close to tears, he told the hunger strikers in the square: "We have come too late. I am sorry." For his hardline opponents, this was the last straw. Accused of splitting the party and of supporting "turmoil", Mr Zhao was placed …
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