Chongqing Model

Scrubbing of Bo’s Legacy Continues as Trial Looms

The campaign to clean up in the aftermath of Bo Xilai’s spectacular fall from power has already seen the reexamination of hundreds of court cases and the removal of former police chief Wang Lijun’s calligraphy from...

Sensitive Words: What Will Become of Bo Xilai?

Now that formal charges have been brought against Bo Xilai, Chinese netizens are speculating on the fate the former Chongqing Party boss. Many think Bo will be given a suspended death sentence, just like former Railway Minister...

Reflections on Chongqing

Among the stories being revisited in Chongqing following Bo Xilai’s fall from power is that of Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang, imprisoned after his own clients were coerced into falsely accusing him. At Economic Observer, Li...

Zhang: Chongqing Model “Did Not Exist”

He has lost his post as party chief of Chongqing, his membership in the National People’s Congress, the Politburo and the party itself, and faces criminal prosecution, and now Bo Xilai’s replacement in Chongqing has...

Bo Supporters Drawing Battle Lines Within the CCP

With Gu Kailai’s murder trial and conviction yesterday, leftist allies of disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai remain adamant that he and his wife are victims of a conspiracy to curb his political rise and have...

Will Wang Yang Have The Last Laugh?

Reuters’ Chris Buckley reports that victims of the “Strike Black” campaign that lay at the heart of Bo Xilai’s “Chongqing Model” will likely demand a reversal of their convictions, a...

The Case for The “Chongqing Model?”

With all eyes on Hefei for the murder trial of Gu Kailai on Thursday, and with speculation swirling over the likely fate of her husband and former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, Foreign Policy’s Kevin Lu looks beyond the...

Friend: Bo Allegations “Preposterous”

A close friend of Bo Xilai’s family told BBC News on Wednesday that allegations against the recently-sacked party chief of Chongqing, including those about his strained relationship with former police chief Wang Lijun and...

Leadership Transition Looms Over NPC

While policy announcements and new legislation will likely fill the news cycles during the sessions of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), which began Monday, The New York Times reports that the most important...



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