The Madeleine Brand Show for April 26, 2012

Prominent Chinese politician comes under fire

Closing Session Of The National People's Congress (NPC)

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China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends the closing session of the National Peoples Congress.

Wiretapping China's leader Hu Jintao, the murder of a British businessman and the spectacluar fall of one of China's most prominent political families — all just a part of Chinese politician Bo Xilai's fall from grace.

Allegedly, Xilai was involved in a widespread, sophisticated wiretapping operation to combat organized crime. He was once considered a rising leader in China's communist party, but now could be charged with treason. His wife, Gu Kailai, is being investigated for murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.

Guest:

Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and a columnist for Forbes magazine.


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