Beijing’s unusually high volume of commentaries is aimed at warning army supporters of former Chongqing chief to toe the party’s line, analysts say.
The unusually strong state media blitz targeting disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai is a bid to warn his army supporters to adhere to the party line and to limit the scandal’s repercussions on public opinion, analysts say.
Since Bo was suspended from the Communist Party’s Central Committee and the Politburo last Tuesday, state media have stepped up commentaries to a level that analysts say far exceeds that of the downfall of former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu .
Neil Heywood, a British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China, was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by Bo’s wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said. It was the first time a specific motive has…
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