Caixin OnlineOpinionEditorial The Dark Heart of the Bo Xilai Case
10.10.2012 16:47

The Dark Heart of the Bo Xilai Case

Scandal must serve as reminder that politicians will manipulate public discontent for their own gain, all the while impeding reform

Bo Xilai will soon face trial for corruption under the glare of an international media spotlight. Late last month, China's Communist Party formally expelled him after an internal investigation and turned him over to the judicial authorities for criminal prosecution.

Across the country, government departments are holding up Bo's case for study. We can only hope that it will have a positive, far-reaching influence on the fight against graft and act as a deterrent to other officials.

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