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10.25.2013

Bo Xilai May Have Gotten Off Easy

Ouyang Bin, Zhang Mengqi, David M. Barreda

On October 25, the Shandong High People’s Court rejected the appeal of Bo Xilai, the former Party Secretary of Chongqing who on September 22 was convicted of bribe-t

Infographics

09.20.2013

China’s Fallen Mighty [Graphic]

David M. Barreda, Youyou Zhou, Ouyang Bin, Zhang Mengqi

Over the past thirty-eight years, twelve of China’s top leaders have been purged. This infographic and the bios of these leaders explain how and why they lost power.

Features

09.19.2013

China’s Fallen Mighty

Ouyang Bin, Zhang Mengqi, David M. Barreda, Youyou Zhou

Political infighting and purges have been hallmarks of the Chinese Communist Party since its earliest days but came to a peak during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, damaging the country and paralyzing the Party itself.

Sinica Podcast

09.13.2013

Petroleum and Purges

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Bill Bishop

The Beijing rumor-mill is back on overdrive.

Sinica Podcast

08.30.2013

The Trial of the Century

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Edward Wong

The spectacular trial of Bo Xilai seized the media’s attention last week as the fallen politburo member—still widely admired in Chongqing and Dalian and heavily connected among the Party elite—defended himself with unexpected vigor again

Media

08.27.2013

The Surprise Loser of China’s Trial of the Century: Its Corruption Watchdog

Rachel Lu, Tea Leaf Nation

It seems like everybody has something to gain from Show Trial 2.0, a.k.a. the semi-live tweeting of fallen politician Bo Xilai’s day in court.

Viewpoint

08.22.2013

How Bo Xilai Split the Party and Divided the People

Ouyang Bin

After the 1989 Tiananmen Incident, Chinese political struggles became milder and more mundane.

Media

08.22.2013

You Can’t Handle the Truth: Bo Xilai’s Courtroom Performance Wins Fans

Tea Leaf Nation, Rachel Lu

A show trial this is not. But is a twist ending in the major blockbuster “The Life of Bo Xilai” in the offing?

Blog

08.21.2013

Is Xi Jinping Redder Than Bo Xilai Or Vice Versa?

Michael Anti, Shai Oster

Michael Anti: Competing for Redness: The Scarlet Bo vs the Vermilion Xi?

Viewpoint

05.13.2013

Maoism: The Most Severe Threat to China

Ouyang Bin

Ma Licheng (马立诚) is a former Senior Editorials Editor at People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s most important mouthpiece, and the author of eleven books.

Books

04.17.2013

A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

Pin Ho

The downfall of Bo Xilai in China was more than a darkly thrilling mystery. It revealed a cataclysmic internal power struggle between Communist Party factions, one that reached all the way to China’s new president Xi Jinping.

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