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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 says western-style democracy impossible for CCP Dynasty


In his work report to the current session of the National People’s Congress (NPC, China’s parliament, retiring NPC Chairman Wu Bangguo stressed that China was a socialist country with people’s democratic dictatorship. Note: Wu stressed that China is a dictatorship not a democracy though the dictatorship has an adjective “democratic” before it. Will there be … 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

China: Standing Committee lineup according to SCMP


Frustrated, well-known American journalist Nicholas Kristof said, “China-watchers have a deplorable record and China’s history is one of unpredictable twists and turns.” Much earlier, a well-known Chinese poet Zhang Yuangan (1091-1170) displayed similar frustration in his famous line “Heaven is always too high to ask about its intention.” Here by the word “heaven”, Zhang meant … Continue reading

Speculation on Party Secretariat member Wang Huning’s promotion


SCMP says in its report today titled Top adviser Wang Huning tipped to become vice-premier, enter Politburo: “Sources say Wang Huning is expected to become vice-premier and gain entrance into Politburo”. In my book Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievement, I said, quoting China’s mouthpiece Ta Kung Pao in Hong Kong, that Wang, a top theorist, played a … Continue reading

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