On June 20 of last year, two and a half months after disgraced former Chongqing Communist Party Chief Bo Xilai was dropped from the Politburo, another member of China’s elite 25-man decision-making body was all smiles in the southern...Show More Summary
In February last year, political scandal rocked China when the fast-rising politician Bo Xilai suddenly demoted his top lieutenant, who then accused his boss of murder, triggering Xilai’s political downfall. Gary King, a researcher at...Show More Summary
At a conference at Duke University this weekend, I met Han Dongfang, a Hong Kong-based dissident imprisoned after the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Han, who runs the labor rights organization China Labour Bulletin, hasn't been back in mainland China since 1993. Show More Summary
Jailed former Chongqing police chief and Bo Xilai right hand man Wang Lijun is living a comfortable life in his prison on the outskirts of Beijing, according to a source close to the Wang family. [ more › ]
The Wall Street Journal revealed that it has been investigated by the US Justice Department over claims that its China bureau bribed Chinese officials with gifts for information in the Bo Xilai story. [ more › ]
Allegations of bribery, corruption, even charges of murder has one of China's most powerful families sitting on the outside of power looking in. Bo Xilai was once a superstar in the Chinese Communist Party, but no longer. He's been under the microscope for his own abuse of power and lost his job because of it. [...]
Chinese censors worked overtime to squelch reports of the downfall of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai and the arrest of his wife on murder charges. But savvy journalists and Internet users stayed with the story and soon it commanded international headlines. Click through the timeline to see how...
Disgraced former Politburo member Bo Xilai has refused to cooperate with Chinese authorities and has staged two hunger strikes, Reuters reported on Thursday citing two independent sources with ties close to the Bo family. Once seen as...Show More Summary
The disgraced Chongqing politician's name hasn't made headlines for about three weeks, after excitement over his looming trial proved premature. Now, almost exactly a year after the Bo Xilai scandal first broke, sources have reported...Show More Summary
A few months after a rising star in the Chinese Communist Party named Bo Xilai fell spectacularly from the nation's top political ranks to disgrace and imprisonment, the New York Times reported that one of his crimes — perhaps his greatest — was wiretapping the president. Show More Summary
The Chinese party chief was felled by revelations of his wife’s role in the murder of an English businessman. Yet his downfall also exposed an intense battle for control of China’s Communist Party. John Garnaut’s account sheds valuable light on the multi-generational struggle.
The playwright wanted to see 'Chinglish' produced in mainland China, but says the Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai scandal derailed it. It will play a Hong Kong festival. David Henry Hwang knows firsthand about the difficulties Westerners can face while doing business in China.
The Sinocism newsletter is compiled by Bill Bishop, and republished here with permission. Be Informed About China. The Sinocism China Newsletter. Free. Bo Xilai did not go on trial Monday, frustrating the many foreign reporters wentShow More Summary
The Sinocism newsletter is compiled by Bill Bishop, and republished here with permission. Be Informed About China. The Sinocism China Newsletter. Free. Will Bo Xilai go on trial today in Guiyang? Ta Kung Pao reported last week that he...Show More Summary
Li Jianguo, Politburo member and general secretary of the National People's Congress, may be about to go the way of Bo Xilai, as Hong Kong-based newspaper Ming Pao reports that he is under investigation by the CPC's central commission for discipline inspection. [ more › ]
It looks like Ta Kung Pao, the Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper which reported on Friday that Bo Xilai would go to trial on Monday, was just trolling the rest of the Chinese media, as their (apparently) spurious report caused late nights for journalists across the country as they sought to independently confirm the news and prepare reports about Bo's impending doom. [ more › ]
Despite early cynical predictions that disgraced politician and potential murderer Bo Xilai would get off easy thanks to his inestimable guangxi and familial connections, recent statements by officials seem to indicate that Bo will get the book thrown at him, with fatal consequences. [ more › ]
Borrowers tapping the market for yuan-denominated bonds are starting to win over investors the old-fashioned way; former Chinese Communist Party star Bo Xilai could be subject to severe punishment; China gave Apple Inc. some cheer in an otherwise disappointing earnings report.
The Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) has officially handed Bo Xilai's case over to "judicial organs", according to a terse statement released by Xinhua earlier this week. [ more › ]
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