Commentary | 28 May 2012

Bo’s fall exposes cracked party base

Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, writes in an opinion piece in The Australian that the fall of Bo Xilai, the former party secretary of Chongqing who was stripped of his Communist Party posts for 'serious discipline violations', highlights China's increasingly dysfunctional political system. The country needs a rule of law, but powerful interest groups on which the party leaders rely for political unity and economic growth will not tolerate their vested interests being infringed upon for the sake of more effective governance.

The Australian, 28 May 2012, p. 10

  • Linda Jakobson

Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, writes in an opinion piece in The Australian that the fall of Bo Xilai, the former party secretary of Chongqing who was stripped of his Communist Party posts for 'serious discipline violations', highlights China's increasingly dysfunctional political system. The country needs a rule of law, but powerful interest groups on which the party leaders rely for political unity and economic growth will not tolerate their vested interests being infringed upon for the sake of more effective governance.

The Australian, 28 May 2012, p. 10

  • Linda Jakobson