China politics

Bo Xilai rises again

With Bo Xilai safely out of sight for more than a year, it’s hard to understand why Beijing bought him back for a courtroom encore. Continue reading

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Bo Xilai rises again

With Bo Xilai safely out of sight for more than a year, it’s hard to understand why Beijing bought him back for a courtroom encore. Continue reading

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Meet the new bosses

Despite waves of optimism greeting Pope Francis and Xi Jinping, don’t expect these new leaders to let loose winds of change in the Catholic Church or China. Continue reading

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