Sunday, January 14, 2007

Compelling New Book Takes Deeper Look at Hu Jintao

Reviewed by RFA Executive Editor Dan Southerland.

In late 2003, China’s new president Hu Jintao made a speech celebrating the late Mao Zedong. He said not a word about Mao’s disastrous mistakes.

According to author Willy Lam, this was a wake-up call for many Chinese intellectuals, who until then had regarded Hu as a reformer who would eventually open up China’s political system. Read more.