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China's trial of a century: Cracks in the monolith? (Part 2)

It has all the hallmarks of a crime potboiler: murder, money and intrigue; a court case that's shed unwanted light on the inner machinations of China's Communist Party leadership. After only seven hours in court, officials say Gu Kailai, the wife of the deposed political leader Bo Xilai, along with an accomplice, had all but confessed to poisoning a British businessman. There is no verdict as yet but the case is a massive embarrassment for the Communist Party.

  • Jean-Paul TCHANG, Economist and financier / China specialist;
  • Emmanuel LINCOT, Chair, Contemporary China Studies (Catholic University of Paris);
  • Ola WONG, Journalist & Writer;
  • Fabienne CLÉROT, Research Fellow, IRIS think tank.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Wassim Nasr, Sara Bertilsson and Mary Colombel

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2017-06-27 Americas

Farewell to arms? Crucial step for Colombia peace process

A ceremony marking the disarmament of Latin America's oldest guerilla movement is taking place in the central Colombian town of Mesetas. Marxist FARC militants are laying down...

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2017-06-26 Narendra MODI

Modi meets Trump: The ties that bind US, India leaders

How much do Donald Trump and Narendra Modi really have in common? Their personal lifestyles may be radically different but both are nationalists with strong personalities, who...

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2017-06-22 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's marching orders: New French president's first EU summit

Emmanuel Macron sounded like a man in charge as he chastised East European leaders that flout common rules on refugees and freedom of speech. At his first EU summit as French...

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2017-06-21 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen's Speech: Monarch outlines two-year plan as Brexit looms

Our panel of guests focus on the state opening of parliament in London, where the Queen usually reads out the government's to-do list for the year ahead. Brexit featured front...

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2017-06-20 Middle East

The Scramble for Syria: What happens after Raqqa falls?

There's the battle for Raqqa but what about the battle for Syria? The shooting down of a Syrian jet by the US military, plus an Iran-made drone in the southeast late this...

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