The story of Bo Xilai’s rise and fall is almost too dramatic to be true. Sex, corruption, wiretapping – and a poisonous murder. But despite the fact that both Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai are currently imprisoned, they are still used as a warning example by the Chinese Communist Party.
Scandals as a political tool
In this week’s episode of China Podcast, we take a closer look at how dangerous Chinese top politics is. The case of Bo Xilai is perhaps the clearest example of how quickly a political star can fall – and how quickly other actors can take advantage of the situation. Because in the same crank that Bo Xilai disappeared from the stage, Xi Jinping made his entrance.
Source: ICELAND NEWS