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Hui Wang

Hui Wang teaches intellectual history at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

The Dismissal of Bo Xilai

Wang Hui, 10 May 2012

‘March 14’ used to be shorthand in China for the 2008 unrest in Tibet; now it stands for the 2012 ‘Chongqing incident’. It is unusual for municipal policy to have national impact, and rarer still for the removal of a city leader to become international news. Some observers have argued that the dismissal of Bo Xilai, the party secretary of Chongqing, is the most important political event in China since 1989.

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