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Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison

Monday, September 23, 2013

Former Chinese Communist Party heavyweight Bo Xilai has been found guilty of corruption, embezzlement and bribery charges. A court in Jinan sentenced the former leader of Chongqing to life in prison with the right to appeal on Sunday. Adam Minter, Bloomberg's Shanghai correspondent, explains the significance of the verdict.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bo Xilai and Corruption in China, Bach 360, a Novel set in Vichy France, Animal Drones

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

We’ll look at the recent downfall of Bo Xilai and how it revealed a major power struggle within the Chinese Communist Party. Graham Parker and pianist Simone Dinnerstein talk about WQXR’s Bach 360 festival and about Dinnerstein’s performance of the Goldberg Variations. Nancy Kricorian talks about her novel, All the Light There Was, about an Armenian family’s struggle to survive in Vichy France. And we'll find about insects and animals engineered to be drones!

The Takeaway

Gu Kailai Murder Trial Begins... and Ends

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A trial began today in China that will prove to be the most politically importance since the prosecution of the Gang of Four in Beijing in the 1980s. The wife of ousted Communist Party official Bo Xilai is being tried for the murder of a British businessman.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

James Fallows on the China-U.S. Relationship

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of China Airborne, discusses the Bo Xilai corruption and spying story in China, and the case of the dissident who has reportedly sought asylum in the U.S. embassy.

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The Takeaway

Obama Administration "Ensnared" in China Scandal by Wang Lijun

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Steven Lee Myers, diplomatic correspondent in Washington for our partner The New York Times, gives us a new look at the U.S.' role in the scandal surrounding Chinese Communist Party chief Bo Xilai and his role in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.

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The Takeaway

Son of Bo Xilai Disappears from Harvard

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The son of Bo Xilai, who attends Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts, has gone missing. This latest development comes after Xilai was ousted from the Communist Party's inner circle and his wife implicated in the murder of a British businessman. We're joined by Evan Osnos, a writer for the New Yorker.

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