《中英對照讀新聞》China mulls risky public trial for fallen politico 中國考慮對垮台政治人物進行有風險的公開審判
China’s leadership faces a knotty choice in how to finish off fallen politician Bo Xilai without further damaging the Communist Party’s image：Purge him the old-fashioned way _ in secret _ or run him through a public trial.
Analysts and a veteran party member say leaders are leaning toward a trial. But either way, the challenge is to prevent lurid allegations that Bo abused his power and that his wife was involved in the murder of a British businessman from upsetting a once-a-decade leadership transition just months away.
The leadership handover _ in which President Hu Jintao and most others will cede their posts to Vice President Xi Jinping and a new group of leaders _ will formally take place at a congress expected in the fall.
The leaders have “decided to wrap up Bo’s case as early as August so as to clear the biggest political uncertainty ahead of the congress,’’ Wang Xiangwei, the editor of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, who is thought to have close ties to the Chinese propaganda apparatus, wrote in an editorial.（AP）
mull：動詞，詳細地考慮。例句：Give me some time to mull these things over.（給我一些時間把這些事情考慮清楚。）
knotty：形容詞，棘手的、複雜難解的。例句：We have encountered many knotty problems with the current project.（我們手上這個案子遇到許多棘手問題。）
finish off：動詞片語，結束，完成，殺死。例句：The diease is not going to finish me off.（這場病要不了我的命的。）