March 22, 2012

A Split in China's Leadership?

Michael Auslin, National Review

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China watchers have been digesting the news from last week that Bo Xilai, long considered a future star in the Communist party, was dismissed from his post as party boss of Chonqing, colloquially known as “China’s Chicago,” a sprawling city of nearly 30 million in the southwest of the country.

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