Elderly Chinese Dissident Persists in Protest

Deposed Chinese Politburo member, Bo Xilai, is a voice of conscience. He's 79, and blind in one eye. He used to hold a high position in Chinese politics - consigliere to the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.

The International Herald Review reports that Mr. Bao was detained before the Tiananmen massacre on June 4, 1989. His employer, Shao Ziyang, had supported the student protesters in the square, and opposed the use of violent military force.

Bao was convicted of revealing state secrets and served seven years in prison, largely in solitary confinement. He was released in 1996.

Bo's biggest criticism of China is its corruption. "In the USA, if you're corrupt you have to resign," he told the International Herald Review. "Look at Nixon. He had Watergate and had to resign." But Boa said that in China everyone helps each other out, no one wants to rock the boat.

Even now, the secret police shadow him.