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China's Scandalous Politics

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Two months ago, the Chinese Communist Party purged Bo Xilai, a rising political star. The Bo affair has exposed widespread corruption and deepened fissures within the country's famously unified leadership. What do such scandals reveal about China's governance? How will they affect its upcoming leadership transition?

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