Bo Xilai, former secretary of the Chongqing Communist Party, attends the closing session of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13, 2012. He has not been seen since then. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
The filing of corruption charges against high-ranking party leader Bo Xilai is likely to prove a double-edged sword for the Chinese Communist Party. On one hand, it shows that China is prepared to take action against high-level officials. On the other hand, the trial is likely to expose the depth of corruption in China’s communist system, particularly since some of the accusations against Bo go back 20 years.
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