Bo Xilai Files Appeal Request, Interview with Jean-Pierre Cabestan for AFP

Lundi 23 septembre 2013

The severe life sentence given to Bo Xilai, former member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo, settles a political-criminal scandal that has tarnished the regime. However, the Chinese people still remain sceptical of any positive outcomes that could result from this trial of corruption and abuse of power, particularly as Bo Xilai has informed the court of his intention to appeal.

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Jean-Pierre Cabestan (Associate Researcher at Asia Centre) was interviewed on that question by the French Press Agency (AFP). Extracts of the interview have been published by Courrier International and on the Belgian news website


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