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You can check out any time you like But you can never leave. The Eagles, Hotel California "Unfair!" "Unjust!" Rising tiger turned crouching criminal Bo Xilai just apparently had the last word(s) as he was found guilty on all three counts of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power in China's show trial of the early... Read More
HONG KONG - China does Macbeth. With a slight Hollywood tweak. Disgraced princeling Bo Xilai's day in court may not be the "trial of the century" - although it's the biggest legal show since the Gang of Four's in 1980/1981. The script is meticulously pre-ordained. But no one lost money betting on Bo, The Man... Read More
HONG KONG - The larger-than-life geopolitical-economic question of our time, arguably, is not Syria, Iran, or even NSA spying. It's all about China; how on Earth the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will be successful in tweaking Beijing's economic growth model, and how China will manage its now slowed-down ascension. But first there's no less than... Read More
[This piece originally appeared at Asia Times Online on October 20, 2012.  It can be reposted if ATOl is credited and a link provided.] Jaded China watchers observe the fall of Chongqing's "Red Leader" Bo Xilai and see little more than the disposal of another corrupt Communist sociopath who crossed multiple red lines - not... Read More