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Balance at tipping point

First published: The Times, 30/04/2012

The extraordinary developments leading to the downfall of Bo Xilai, the Governor of Chongqing, and the murder charge against his wife seem, at first glance, to be about a powerful but rogue family whose activities fell foul of the party leadership in Beijing.
But the Bo saga is about much more than personalities. It has laid bare the issue of essential political and economic reform choices that China faces only a few months before new leaders are installed at the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)……more