Tag Archives: Bo Xilai

A Devil’s Advocate’s Summary of Bo Xilai’s Fall from Grace

It doesn’t take an old China hand to know that there are rarely clear-cut answers when it comes to Chinese politics. Anybody who tells you that the recent sacking of Bo Xilai was obviously ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for the future … Continue reading

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The pot is boiling over in Wukan and it won’t look good for Wang Yang

The Daily Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore has reported on a Southern Coastal town which is now in open revolt. However, those who think that this event represents the beginning of some kind of profound shift, ought to pause for a moment. … Continue reading

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Could Machinations Behind Dalian Chemical Spill Stain Bo Xilai’s Image?

To answer the headline in brief: probably not. I’ll get to that. A chemical spill in the northeastern city of Dalian is occupying headlines at the moment, not simply for the risks to the environment but the fact that an … Continue reading

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What direction will the Chinese government take after 2012?

This is a piece I published in OnlineOpinion yesterday. I’ve reproduced it here in full. It’s a fairly broad piece, for readers interested in recent trends in Chinese politics as well as the limitations the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) faces. … Continue reading

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