Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 2:10 PM
Hugo Restall of the Far Eastern Economic Review's Traveller's Tales blog says, "For the last few days, China-hand journalists have been whispering and sending coded emails about the late Zhаο Zıyаng’s forthcoming memoirs."
Apparently, publisher "Simon and Schuster struck elaborate embargo agreements with the major media, which apparently have been moved up to 8 p.m. today."
The book is however already available, at least from the Dymocks store in Prince’s Building, according to Traveller's Tales.
Traveller's Tales and the Far Eastern Economic Review website are blocked in China.
Update: See also, The Secret Memoir of a Fallen Chinese Leader, from Time and also the Washington Post's excerpts from the book and excerpts from the audio recordings from which the books was transcribed.
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