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"Xi is actively trying to rein in precisely those elements of Chinese socio-political life - intellectual pluralism, popular participation, institutional checks and balances - that most of us would see as necessary for generating a more open, participatory political system," Boston University China expert Joseph Fewsmith said.
"To charge a Politburo member if he was involved in any way in the murder would have sullied the reputation of the Communist Party in ways that would have been too much for the leadership to handle," said Joseph Fewsmith, a China politics expert at Boston University.