Speaking on CCTV America, Carnegie’s Douglas H. Paal discussed the recent arrest of Zhou Yongkang in China. Paal stated that the arrest sent a “high-level signal” to the Chinese people that “no one is immune” from being charged for corruption due to Zhou’s high rank within the Chinese Communist Party. Paal added that there will be a trial, but it may or may not be public. He suggested that the trial should be public like that of Bo Xilai, to demonstrate to the people that the government is taking the prosecution of corruption seriously. Paal finished by stating that this was a sign of how rule of law was increasing in China.
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