China Policy Institute Blog

Foreign business in China after the downfall of Bo Xilai

By Shujie Yao. The sudden dismissal of Bo Xilai as party chief of Chongqing Municipality on Thursday was a shock in China and for western business. It will not mean an end to economic reform or China’s open-door policies. But it will stop political reform in its tracks and encourage collusion between local government and …

Chongqing’s Bo Feels the Pressure as Aide is Put Under Investigation

By Zhengxu Wang. On Tuesday, explosive news hit the internet in China concerning the vice mayor of Chongqing in China’s southwest and how he had sought asylum in the US Consulate in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, a three hour drive from Chongqing. Wang Lijun, the police chief of Chongqing who has led forceful …