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China’s Bo Xilai gets life in jail; conservatives deprived of charismatic leader


Chinese rule-of-law and reformist factions’ power struggle against Bo Xilai and his faction was a vital battle for the establishment and implementation of the rule of law and further economic reform. In a nutshell, the fight concerned the rule of law as Bo’s protégé Wang Lijun framed up and imprisoned defence lawyer Li Zhuang, and … Continue reading

China: Justice at last for criminal defence lawyers persecuted in Beihai


There have been lots of changes since Bo Xilai took over the reigns especially the sweeping anti-corruption drive, the closure of black jails that local governments used to lock up petitioners and informers, the imprisonment of thugs who intercepted petitioners and the payment of compensation to illegally detained petitioner. For me, however, the most important … Continue reading

Wang Yang’s ascension 90% certain


SCMP says today in its report titled Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang urges reform in late power grab, “Guangdong’s party secretary Wang Yang has made a fresh call for reform in what analysts are describing as a last-ditch attempt to garner support for his ascension to the top ruling body in the National Party Congress. “Wang, … Continue reading

Three factions come out in limelight before reshuffle in China


In its report “Jiang ‘flexing muscles’ via media”, SCMP says, “Former president Jiang Zemin‘s recent unusual and frequent public appearances show he still wields considerable power over the transition to a new leadership later this year, analysts say.” According to SCMP, Jiang has made three forays into the public eye in one week, all covered … Continue reading

No news on Bo Xilai being deprived of immunity


According to Xinhua report, “The National People’s Congress formally removed Wang Lijun, the former police chief of Chongqing, as a deputy to the country’s top legislature, paving the way for formal prosecution.” However, SCMP reported on June 28 that according to a “Chongqing-based source”, “both Bo and Wang, the municipality’s former police chief, had earlier … Continue reading

Qiao Shi’s book rouses demand for judicial independence in China


I hailed recent publication of Qiao Shi’s book “Qiao Shi on Democracy and Legal System” in my post “Chinese rule of law and democracy advocator Qiao Shi returns”. Qiao Shi, though retired, has been striving for rule of law all those years. Well known American journalist Nathan Gardels believes that Qiao played a decisive role … Continue reading

Bo’s power base has not suffered much in Chongqing


In my post “Chinese rule of law and democracy advocator Qiao Shi returns,” I said quite much on the question of whether Bo Xilai would return as he said to his Japanese friend. Qiao Shi’s case is quite different from Bo’s. Qiao’s was a normal retirement and he was succeeded by his chosen successor. Bo has … Continue reading

Chinese rule of law and democracy advocator Qiao Shi returns


Bo Xilai said, “I will return.” According to Japanese reporter Mr. Udagawa, that was what Bo said to him in an exclusive interview in early May, when Bo was under house arrest. Mr. Udagawa is a Japanese reporter who is the first to successfully contact Bo after Bo was placed under house arrest. According to … Continue reading

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