The final paragraph of a fascinating article about recent events at the top and heart of Chinese politics. In this ‘too big to fail’ world, what happens in China affects us. They hold our debt, they manufacture our electronic goods.
Wen Jiabao sees Bo’s downfall as a pivotal opportunity to pin his reformist colors high while the Communist Party is too divided to rein him in. He is reaching out to the Chinese public because the party is losing its monopoly on truth and internal roads to reform have long been blocked. Ironically, he is doing so by leading the public purging of a victim who has no hope of transparent justice, because the party to which he has devoted his life has never known any other way.