Bo charges reveal depth of China's political scandal

2 October 2012

Professor Kerry Brown, Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, was interviewed by Voice of America, on the expulsion of Bo Xilai from the China's communist party.

The Party has not only expelled Bo, but released a list of allegations against him including abuse od power, bribe taking and other crimes.

"I thought they were going to take a more legalistic route and go for corruption [charges].  But this is a real, full-scale character defamation. Obviously they feel emboldened to just throw everything they've got at the guy... this is been a profound crisis, probably a more profound crisis than we were aware of as it was happening and there is sort of a profound feeling within the party that Bo had threatened them."  Professor Brown said.

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