Caixin OnlineOpinionEditorial Indispensable Systematic Supervision
04.18.2012 13:52

Indispensable Systematic Supervision

Recent scandal is reminder that only democratic mechanisms can prevent officials from abusing their powers

Two months after Wang Lijun's mysterious visit to a U.S. consulate, public focus is now trained on Bo Xilai. On April 10, China's central party leadership announced it stripped Bo of his Politburo and Central Committee membership and launched an investigation of him by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's anti-graft watchdog.  Judicial authorities are also investigating Bo's wife and her aide in connection with the murder last November of British national Neil Heywood in Chongqing.

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