Published December 03, 2012
BEIJING – With China's new leaders freshly installed in power, authorities are turning their attention to tying up loose ends in the sprawling, scandal-ridden city once ruled by populist politician Bo Xilai before his downfall buffeted the leadership transition.
In the past two weeks, authorities in Chongqing have released a village official who had been sent to a labor camp for criticizing Bo. A lawyer disbarred after being convicted of having one of his clients lie in court has filed a petition for wrongful imprisonment.
Meanwhile, a newspaper reported that hundreds of police officers who had been dismissed, demoted or otherwise punished were being quietly reinstated.
While the acts are being done piecemeal, they show the leadership's determination to quietly redress excesses of Bo's four years in power in the southwestern metropolis.