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Act Two: Bo Loses Job

By Zhengxu Wang. More than a month after the Chongqing Vice Mayor’s alleged defection attempt at the US Consulate in Chengdu (see an early China Policy Post here ), the other shoe of the drama has now fallen. Yesterday the Chinese Communist Party announced that Bo Xilai was removed from his post as the Party …

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 …