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The Bo Xilai Verdict: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

John Wagner Givens | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

Bo's trial is a political event; his crimes are the same as those committed by almost all Chinese politicians, and were selected for the sake of convenience. As such, the trial tells us next to nothing about rule of law in China.

Newspaper: High-Profile Businessman Killed In China Had Spy Links

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

A businessman who was murdered in China last year had ties to the British secret service, the Wall Street Journal claimed on Tuesday. Neil Heywood...

Chinese Media: Politician's Wife Confessed To 'Tragedy' | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

BEIJING — The wife of the disgraced former Communist Party boss of Chongqing has confessed to murdering a British businessman and apologized for the...

Bo's Wife Reportedly Dressed As Chinese Army General

Reuters | Chris Buckley | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

A woman at the centre of China's biggest political scandal in two decades, wife of deposed political leader Bo Xilai, had once dressed as a military c...

Bo Xilai: China's Newt Gingrich?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

Prior to the scandal, Bo Xilai was the closest thing the Chinese Communist Party had to a Western media darling. But if Bo looks familiar to Western eyes it is because he embodied much of the worst of Western politicians.

Brit Murdered After Threat To Expose Chinese Leader's Wife

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

By Chris Buckley CHONGQING, China, April 16 (Reuters) - The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China ...

Murder Aside, China Inquiry Puts Couple’s Wealth on Trial

The New York Times | ANDREW JACOBS and MICHAEL WINES | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

What began as a scandal involving the mysterious death of Neil Heywood, the British businessman whose body was found in November in a Chongqing hotel ...

Chinese Mystery: Why Was He Killed?

New York Times | Posted 04.12.2012 | World

BEIJING — At St. Mary’s Church in London’s Thames-side Battersea district, mourners who gathered for Neil Heywood’s memorial service a few day...

The Pragmatic Purge of Bo Xilai

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Bo Xilai, the populist former Chongqing chief recently purged from China's Politburo, was a dangerous, recidivistic force in Chinese politics. His fate should be cheered. Yes, his ouster reveals the dark side of the country's cloak-and-dagger leadership.