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Bo Xilai (C), former Communist Party secretary of Chongqing arrives next to Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and Premier Wen Jiabao (L) during the third plenary session of the National People's Congress's (NPC) annual session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 9, 2012. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

Bo Xilai Wiretapping Scandal Reveals 'Paranoia' Within Chinese Leadership

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom tells CBS News the revelation that Bo Xilai wiretapped high-level Chinese leaders shows 'paranoia' and 'divisions' within the leadership. more

Schell: Beijing Had 'Knives Out' for 'Theatrical' Bo Xilai

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, appeared on 'PBS Newshour' last night to talk about the scandal surrounding the dramatic fall of Chinese government official Bo Xilai. more
A Chinese policeman blocks photos from being taken outside Zhongnanhai, central headquarters for China's Communist Party, after the sacking of politician Bo Xilai from the country's powerful Politburo, in Beijing on April 11, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Bo Xilai Scandal No Tiananmen, 'Not Terribly Significant'

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says the Bo Xilai scandal is similar to the ousting of other public officials in China, just with more media on hand to pay attention. more
Artist Ai Weiwei holds a webcam that he was reportedly ordered by Chinese police to disconnect, at his home in Beijing on April 5, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Fact, Fiction and the News Out of China

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses Ai Weiwei, Mike Daisey, Bo Xilai, Neil Heywood and the "blurry divide" between real and unreal in recent China news. more
This statue of Karl Marx (L) and Friedrich Engels graces Shanghai's Fuxing Park. (Hennie Schaper/Flickr)

Karl Marx and China's Big Chill 2.0

As China embarks on another internet crackdown in the name of maintaining stability, Jeffrey Wasserstrom calls into question the predictive powers of Karl Marx. more
The likeness of Bo Xilai, in red, adorns the "Abode of Chaos" in France. (Thierry Ehrmann/Flickr)

Red Songs, Black Boxes and the Tale of Bo Xilai

The downfall of Bo Xilai reveals that there continues to be something surreal about trying to keep up with Chinese high politics, writes Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom. more
Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: Bo Xilai's Ouster Means Other Chinese Leaders 'Will Watch Their Backs'

Rice University's Steven Lewis, an Asia Society Associate Fellow, says the sacking of the Communist Party boss in Chongqing could have a "chilling" impact on other Chinese officials. more