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