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Leftists oppose Bo Xilai removal

Leftists oppose Bo Xilai removal | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A group of Chinese leftists ask parliament in an open letter not to expel disgraced leader Bo Xilai, saying the move is politically motivated.
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Loyalists, clients, henchmen, guanxi

Loyalists, clients, henchmen, guanxi | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
I point to Edward Wong's report in The New York Times not because it offers some details about the current instability, but because it provides a good illustration of guanxi.Americans doing business in China are often briefed on guanxi, but it...
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China's political scandal embroils Britain

China's political scandal embroils Britain | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
China's Communist party unleashed its full weight against former politician Bo Xilai and his wife at the center of a murder scandal Wednesday. ITN's Angus Walker reports from Beijing.
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Corruption 'main threat' to China

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The Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, says corruption is the greatest threat facing the country's rulers as the biggest political scandal in years continues.
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Police and press 'were too close'

Police and press 'were too close' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The chief of the Metropolitan Police tells the Leveson inquiry that relations between police and press became too close in the past.
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Bo Xilai: a stunning and highly public fall from grace in China

Bo Xilai: a stunning and highly public fall from grace in China | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Bo Xilai, a senior Communist Party official, was abruptly dismissed amid scandal, ending his ambition of a top post. His removal could complicate a key year of political transition in China.
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Report: Murdoch “Not a Fit Person” to Run News Corp.

Report: Murdoch “Not a Fit Person” to Run News Corp. | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A scathing – but politically split – report by a British Parliamentary committee found that the media mogul exercised "willful blindness" during the phone-hacking scandal at News of the World.
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James Murdoch: Son of the Sun king

James Murdoch: Son of the Sun king | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
One year ago James Murdoch was widely regarded as heir-apparent to his father Rupert's global News Corp. media empire -- a remarkable turnaround for a college dropout once viewed as the family's black sheep.
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Pei: The paranoid style in Chinese politics

Pei: The paranoid style in Chinese politics | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.
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Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

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Rumors about what goes on behind closed doors

When the best political analysis comes from people seemingly best able to interpret muffled sounds from "the next room," rumors spread rapidly. And, in a closed system, no one will officially deny them.

This analysis is by Damian Grammaticas writing on the BBC web site.

 

Damaging coup rumours ricochet across China

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17476760

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Bo Bo, Black Sheep

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IN A dramatic high-level political shake-up, China used the Ides of March to announce the removal of Bo Xilai from his post as the Communist Party boss of the south-western city of Chongqing.
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Can British Prime Minister Cameron shake phone-hacking scandal's taint?

Can British Prime Minister Cameron shake phone-hacking scandal's taint? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron is under fire for his ties to Rupert Murdoch and for hiring a former New of the World editor who has become a central character in the phone-hacking investigation.
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