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China’s Princelings on Both Sides of the Law

Two current high-profile cases are once again focusing public attention on the lives and fates of China’s “princeling” class. Bo Guagua, the son of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, is starting down a...

Bo Guagua Continues Studies at Columbia University

Bo Guagua, the younger son of ousted Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, has enrolled in the Law School at Columbia University, according to the school’s online records and other sources. From Joanna Chiu and Patrick Boehler...

Orgies, Tiananmen & Bo Guagua: Top Posts of 2012

The year 2012 was like no other for China watchers: breaking stories full of political intrigue, sex scandals, natural disasters, murder, and a transition to a new generation of leaders. Which stories were most popular on CDT?...

The Children Devour the Revolution

As many Chinese high officials send their kids overseas, some stability-obsessed Party members warn that those children might undermine the “red regime”. From John Garnaut at Foreign Policy: The Arab Spring that...

NPC Paving Way for Bo Xilai Trial

The South China Morning Post reported Tuesday that The National People’s Congress will likely strip Bo Xilai of his membership next week, which would revoke the disgraced former Chongqing party chief’s legal immunity...

Bo Guagua Denies Rumors He Has Returned to China

The Telegraph quotes several sources who claim that Bo Guagua, the 24-year-old graduate of Oxford and Harvard, has quietly returned to China to prepare for the trial of his father, disgraced Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai....

Bo Allegations Raise Dangerous Questions For CCP

After the Friday announcement that former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai had been expelled from the Communist Party and will face criminal prosecution, The New York Times reports that his youngest son, princeling Bo Guagua,...

Details of the Trials of Wang Lijun

Xinhua has published a detailed nine-page account of Wang Lijun’s trial, held in Chengdu on Monday and Tuesday this week, for defection, abuse of power, corruption and “bending the law for selfish means”....

Verdict in Heywood Murder Trial Due Monday

The verdict in Gu Kailai’s trial for the murder of Neil Heywood is to be announced on Monday, according to Reuters: “The verdicts for Gu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun will be announced at 9 a.m. on Monday,” an...

Bo Guagua Graduates From Harvard

With his parents embroiled in China’s biggest political scandal in decades, Bo Guagua accepted his diploma at Harvard University’s Kennedy School on Thursday. From The Wall Street Journal: Bo, 24 years old, appeared...

NYT: Inside the Princeling “Spoils System”

The New York Times dives into the upper echelons of China’s political elite, where relatives of party officials have enriched themselves within an “ecosystem of crony capitalism” that “poses a fundamental...

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