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Bo Xilai likely to escape criminal charges, analysts say

The world is watching as nation awaits the fate of Bo Xilai.

Now that his wife Gu Kailai has been given a suspended death sentence, many analysts believe the disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai is unlikely to face any criminal charges himself.

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012, 8:41am

Calls for political reform renewed

Political reform on the mainland should focus on limiting the power of officials and protecting people's rights, the party's mouthpiece said in prominent articles yesterday.

It is the second time the People's Daily has made such a call since rising political star Bo Xilai was swept from power as Chonqing party boss following allegations of misconduct.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Marching to a different beat?

Because of his supposedly strong links with the army, the downfall of powerful Communist Party leader Bo Xilai has generated a level of speculation rarely seen in recent years.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

P.L.A. is target of Bo media blitz

The unusually strong state media blitz targeting disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai is a bid to warn his army supporters to adhere to the party line and to limit the scandal's repercussions on public opinion, analysts say.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bo's axing seen as liberal coup

The central party leadership's decision to expel Bo Xilai on Tuesday night was a calculated move to stanch speculation about discord among the party's closed and secretive leadership and ensure a smooth transition of power in the months ahead, analysts say.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bo a victim of his own ambition

'Legitimacy belongs to the victor; losers are always in the wrong.'

For thousands of years of Chinese history, that phrase has inspired countless ambitious peasant bandits and generals alike to seek the ultimate glory of being crowned king.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'Resolute' decision to expel Bo is praised by media

The mainland's media yesterday rallied behind the decision to expel Bo Xilai from the Communist Party's top echelons, hailing his dismissal as a victory for party discipline and the rule of law.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bo's purge hurts Chongqing's finance hub bid

With the dramatic removal of Bo Xilai as Chongqing's top party boss last month, his dream of transforming the city into a regional financial centre may be slipping away.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bo keen to prove his loyalty

Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai has held a second municipal party meeting in two weeks to underscore the importance of upholding Beijing's policies, in a sign the embattled party boss might have waded through the recent political storm that hit the southwestern municipality.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The plot thickens

While onlookers held their breath watching the dramatic downfall of Bo Xilai's right-hand man this month, the princeling-politician appeared unfazed by the political firestorm gathering in his backyard.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bo conspicuous by his absence in media reports

None of the major newspapers in Chongqing ran a picture of the municipality's party chief, Bo Xilai, with their front-page coverage yesterday of his meeting with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The omission raised further questions about Bo's political career, which was dealt a blow last week after the attempted defection of his right-hand man.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Is writing on the wall for Bo?

Guan Haixiang, a former Communist Youth League official, will become police chief of Chongqing to replace Wang Lijun, a municipal government source said yesterday.

Another source, close to the Chongqing police, said that Guan, party head in the city's Jiangjin district, had been ready to replace Wang since the latter was given a new job on February 2.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Canadian PM walks into political drama

As China's latest political drama continues to unfold, all eyes will be on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's scheduled meeting today with Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, whose right-hand man's disappearance this week has fuelled reports of a high-level power struggle.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Look to past for guidance on future

Later this year, the mainland will launch elaborate ceremonies to mark two historic and politically sensitive anniversaries - the centenary of the 1911 Revolution which led to the collapse of the Qing dynasty and founding of a republic, and the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Princeling pair's photos spark romance talk

It looks like a match made in political heaven.

Photographs mysteriously distributed on the Web show the heirs to two of the country's most powerful families embracing and teasing each other, apparently while on a trip to Tibet last year.

A romance between them is said to be blossoming.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am