“The fall of Bo Xilai, like the fall of the Gang of Four, was a non-normal process. It only goes to show that the Chinese Communist Party has failed to evolve even by a hair’s breadth over the last three decades. In countries under the rule of law, problematic officials are dealt with using legal measures. China, on the other hand, operates within the black box. Bo Xilai may not be evil, but his opponents Hu and Wen are no saints either. It gives me goosebumps to hear people like Wang Kang praising Wen, like someone has just let off a foul odour.
“The battle between Wen and Bo is a battle between an evil and a worse evil. I can’t understand why some so-called independent intellectuals would applaud these developments on the sidelines. Of course, the intensified infighting within the Chinese Communist Party is just another sign that it’s on that path of destruction. Bo has made a significant contribution in this respect.”
— Dissident author Yu Jie