The Zhao family member confirmed by phone that the family -- which has been given notice to leave the state-owned property -- is in the process of removing his belongings. But they declined to elaborate on which items were being moved, or their personal or political significance. "We had been planning to move out anyway, and this is happening gradually," the family member said. "We don't know exactly when we will complete the move. As to the value of the items, it depends on your point of view. This is an entirely personal matter."
Since Zhao's death at the age of 85 in January 2005, the house has been occupied by his daughter Wang Yannan and her family.