Christina Larson

Goodbye to the Hu Jintao Era
November 15, 2012

The mixed legacy of a decade of leadership.

In China, a Show Trial Without the Show
August 09, 2012

BEIJING—Back when disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai still ruled Chongqing, he took a special interest in the optics of trials. Before his sudden fall from grace this spring, he was, after all, famous for his dramatic flair—and his most artful turn as politician-cum-showman was the aggressively publicized way in which he cracked down on organized crime, and potential threats to his personal authority.