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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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  1. China’s Show Trial of the Century
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    China’s Show Trial of the Century

    Aug 20, 2012 Ma Jian sees the Bo Xilai/Gu Kailai affair as evidence of a fractured Chinese leadership.

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    May 30, 2012 Brahma Chellaney

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  4. The Myth of Chinese Meritocracy
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    May 4, 2012 Ian Buruma

  6. Corrupt and Unequal
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    Corrupt and Unequal

    Apr 30, 2012 Andrew Billo

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