Taking on Corruption in Booming Chongqing

BBC reports on Bo Xilai and his fight against entrenched corruption in Chongqing:

The man behind the crackdown is a national politician, Chongqing’s Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai.

Mr Bo, tough, sophisticated and ambitious, comes from the Communist aristocracy – his father was one of Mao Zedong’s leading comrades.

Many see Bo Xilai as a potential future national leader

Yet Mr Bo is very much an example of the new China – he dresses superbly and sent his son to Britain to be educated at Harrow – one of the most famous and expensive private schools – and latterly at Oxford University.

In his efforts to stamp out corruption in Chongqing, Mr Bo has attracted accusations that he uses some highly questionable methods.

Read more about Bo Xilai and the crackdown on corruption in Chongqing via CDT.

April 8, 2010 12:24 PM
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