Figuring Out What is Going on in China

Email a Friend
From and

China is having a difficult time keeping critical and controversial comments about the Chinese Communist party from circulating on the Internet. This time the source of the problem is the people of China trying to understand what's going on in their own government in the midst of the biggest political scandal in decades. The fall of party hardliner and once rising star Bo Xilai has become linked to the murder of a british businessman. Xilai's wife is accused of that murder and this scandal overlays an even deeper mystery about the once in a decade power transition in the Chinese Communist party. Some websites have gone so far as to say there has already been a coup in Beijing. Jonathan Fenby is a contributor to New York Times and author on Chinese economics.