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
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.
After the 1989 Tiananmen Incident, Chinese political struggles became milder and more mundane.
A show trial this is not. But is a twist ending in the major blockbuster “The Life of Bo Xilai” in the offing?