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China's Bo Xilai Scandal

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wenguang Huang explores the scandalous story of the corruption of the Bo Xilai family—the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood; Bo’s secret lovers; the secret maneuverings of Bo’s supporters; the hasty trial and sentencing of Gu Kailai, Bo’s wife. In A Death in the Lucky Hotel Huang argues that it was just the first rumble of a seismic power struggle that continues to rock the foundation of China’s all-powerful Communist Party and has reached all the way to China’s new president Xi Jinping.

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Comments [2]

Erica from NYC

Very interesting interview! Leonard's questions were very thought provoking- I like that he delved into the specifics rather than skating over the generalities of the book.

Mar. 27 2013 12:41 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I'm hearing a lot from Mr. Huang about the supposed motivations of the different people involved in this case but nothing about the evidence of those motivations. Are there letters or emails to support these statements, or is the word "allegedly" not considered necessary in a case like this?

Mar. 27 2013 12:26 PM

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