Photo Gallery: A Bitter Battle for Power
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Photo Gallery: A Bitter Battle for Power

Murder, Sex and Corruption The Battle for China's Most Powerful Office

China will replace its leadership at the next Communist Party convention in early November. Despite well-laid plans, a bitter power struggle has emerged between two politicians. One, Xi Jinping, seems destined to become the country's next leader. The other, Bo Xilai, is in prison and his wife facing possible execution. Here, the story of a troubled Communist Party transition.
Von Erich Follath und Wieland Wagner
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan