Bo Xilai’s fall from grace is an extraordinary tale of excess, political purges and ideological clashes. Join Sydney Morning Herald China correspondent and FCCC member John Garnaut as he talks about how Bo’s Chongqing provides a unique core sample of how power works in China and shows how Bo’s fall is the backstory to the rise of Xi Jinping. Amid fears that Bo was leading China towards another destructive Cultural Revolution, will Bo’s opponents seize their chance to destroy not only Bo the person but also what he is deemed to have stood for?
DATE: Nov 22 (Thursday)
VENUE: Australian Embassy, 21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun, 北京市朝阳区三里屯东直门外大街21号
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
John Garnaut is The Age and Sydney Morning Herald’s China correspondent. He graduated in law and arts from Monash University and worked for three years as a commercial lawyer. In 2002 John was appointed the Herald’s Economics Correspondent in the Canberra press gallery and in 2007 was posted to Beijing as the Asia Economics Correspondent for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. John has won the prestigious Walkley Award for “scoop of the year” in 2009 and was a finalist in the Graham Perkins Australian Journalist of the Year award in 2010. He is the author of “The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo” (2012).