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Chinese Political Scandal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Anyone following this story involving political corruption and murder of a British expat?

    The Times has been all over it: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/bo_xilai/index.html

    Fascinating all around. Great reporting and storytelling by the Times reporters.

    Should eventually make a great book and/or movie. Could also cause a lot of problems for top Party members, most of whom probably also have similar financial dealings.
     
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The Times continues to deliver on this story:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/world/asia/details-emerge-on-us-decisions-in-china-scandal.html?ref=world&pagewanted=all

    And, the story just continues to get better.
     
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    This is a fabulous scandal, YF, which I have followed in both the Times and the Journal. It appears tabloid fodder may be another area where China is passing us.
    Also, I do not envy the chaps who will be given power in China later this year. The Party is getting more than a little frayed in terms of discipline, or even the power to make things happen.
     
  4. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Sounds like it's going to get even juicier:
    http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/probe-of-security-boss-1421966.html

    I wonder if my former colleagues in Beijing are jealous while being starved of all this fun controversy or if they're able to get the really good stuff.
     
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Well, it's a safe bet EVERY Party bigshot has violated many of the country's laws, and likely has stolen with both hands and feet. So any of them can be removed in a power struggle for cause. Makes it fun!
     
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Another interesting development in the US-China relationship:

     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They let a blind guy escape?

    Quite the crack security team China had watching this guy...
     
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Pretty funny take on that from the article:

    “You know he’s blind, so the night to him is nothing,” Mr. Ai said the friend told him. “I think that’s a perfect metaphor.”
     
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