March 16, 2012

Bo Xilai: Fallen Star in an Opaque Land

Wenran Jiang, Globe and Mail

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Mr. Bo is creative, refreshing, bold, quick-witted and handsome. His long tenure as mayor of Dalian and his later position as minister of commerce were marked by his strong personality and assertiveness. Many observers cast him as a “princeling” because his father was vice-premier in the first generation of revolutionaries who established the People’s Republic of China. But he has been at the centre of a growing national debate since he became party secretary of Chongqing and began to implement some controversial policies.

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