March 30, 2012

The Revenge of Wen Jiabao

John Garnaut, Foreign Policy

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The ouster of Chongqing boss Bo Xilai was 30 years in the making -- a long, sordid tale of elite families and factions vying for the soul of the Chinese Communist Party.

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The senior official from Chongqing, China’s largest city, suddenly looked uneasy. It was last summer, and I had just asked him about “red culture,” the drive by Bo Xilai, Chongqing’s now disgraced party boss, to... more ››
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Bo Xilai and the Death of a Briton
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The Cultural Revolution Still Haunts China
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China's Game of Guess Who
Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald
On some reckonings it is the biggest political tumult in the country since another Chinese power struggle was fought out amid the bloodshed in Tiananmen Square almost a quarter of a century ago. more ››