Bo Xilai: Criminal or exemplar for straying too far from party lines? Not long after having been removed as Chongqing party boss, Bo Xilai has been expelled from China’s top ranks as a member of the 200-over strong central committee and 25-member Politburo. This marks the end of the chapter for the polarising figure for the red revival who famously battled corruption and now, falls ‘victim’ to it.
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Bo Xilai’s Wife Suspected of Murder in China (Businessweek, April 10 2012) – Removal from the Politburo and Central Committee, which would come at a formal party meeting, is often a precursor to prison or detention. Among four other men removed from the Politburo outside regular Communist Party congresses since 1989, two were imprisoned and one, former Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, lived out most of the rest of his life confined to his home.
China People’s Daily Urges Cadres to Support Bo Xilai Suspension (Bloomberg, April 11 2012) – The Chinese Communist Party’s official People’s Daily urged cadres support the decision to suspend Bo Xilai from his senior party posts after his wife’s arrest on suspicion of murdering a British citizen.
Bo Xilai charged with violation of discipline [Video] (People’s Daily/CCTV)
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Bo suspended from key Party post
Source – China Daily, published April 11, 2012
Police reinvestigate death of British citizen Neil Heywood
As Comrade Bo Xilai is suspected of being involved in serious discipline violations, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has decided to suspend his membership of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and the CPC Central Committee, in line with the CPC Constitution and the rules on investigation of CPC discipline inspection departments.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC will file the case for investigation. Read the rest of this entry »