Bao Tong, former top aide to late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang, pens a polemic against Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature ideology.
The entire purpose of the constitution is to provide legal meaning, which makes a nonsense of its references to political ideologies, a former top Communist Party aide argues.
Bao Tong says term limits for the top leader is "the acid test for telling the difference between a monarchy and a republic."
A former aide to late, disgraced Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang shares his personal memories of Liu Xiaobo, and the optimism that surrounded the Charter 08 project.
The former aide to a late, ousted Chinese premier calls on President Xi Jinping to grant an amnesty to the terminally ill jailed Nobel laureate.
A former top aide to a late, ousted Chinese premier takes aim at changes to a much-loved political magazine.
A former aide to a late, disgraced Chinese premier says Chinese nationalism has it wrong on Taiwan, Hong Kong and ethnic minority groups.
A former aide to a late, ousted Chinese premier takes aim at authorities' ever-tighter censorship of public discussion.
A former top Chinese official remembers an ousted premier who died on Jan. 17, 2005.
A former aide to a late, ousted premier says the Chinese revolution did little to improve life for the country's poorest people.
A former top Communist Party official calls on Beijing to come to a reckoning with the bloodshed of June 1989.
Former top Communist Party official Bao Tong weighs into what has been a trending topic on China's tightly controlled Internet.
Former top Communist Party aide Bao Tong mourns the death of Jiang Peikun, husband of Tiananmen Mothers victims' group founder Ding Zilin.
A former top Communist Party official calls on China to 'take responsibility' for human rights violations.
A former top official with the ruling Chinese Communist Party warns against distorting history ahead of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender.
A former top official in the ruling Chinese Communist Party takes Beijing to task over an ongoing crackdown on China's legal profession.
A former top Communist Party official calls on the Chinese government to stick to its promises of economic reform.
A former top Communist Party official says Hong Kong's rejection of limited electoral reforms is a teachable moment for Beijing.
A former top aide for the ruling Chinese Communist Party hits out at the level of secrecy surrounding a high-profile anti-corruption campaign.
A former top Communist Party official says the authorities pursue those who complain about them in the manner of bounty hunters.
A former aide to late, ousted premier Zhao Ziyang says jailed journalist Gao Yu shone too bright a light on the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
A former aide with China's ruling Communist Party hits out at the continued detention of a veteran political journalist.
A former top Communist Party official says corruption will remain endemic without political reform in China.
A former aide to a late Chinese premier says political rhetoric from Beijing about confidence is a sham.
A former top Communist Party official hits out at the shuttering of a political magazine's conference by the authorities.
A former top aide to the late ousted premier calls for a law to protect dissenting opinions.
Former top Communist Party official Bao Tong calls for the freedom to remember his former boss, 10 years after he died.
A former aide to late, ousted premier Zhao Ziyang looks back at 2014 in China.
A former aide to a late, ousted premier takes aim at calls for 'faster trials' for terror suspects in Xinjiang.
A former top political aide to late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang takes issue with the official media view of the constitution.