As the Bo Xilai story is taking over all the headlines, I travelled with the New York Times back to Chongqing to see the real impact that his recent sack had on the city. Son of a famous revolutionary, he re-implanted a neo-maoist red style propaganda program over the city. 2 month ago, just after his dismissal, all the signs of his campaign slowlsy disappeared from the city. The 5 principles posters have been replaced with photos of leaves, the DaHei ( strike black ) museum about the fight on organized crime has disappeared and the red song singing has been banned. On another note, the sudden change of administration will also have an impact on economical reforms and other policies in the city. Construction and Real Estate being two of the main actors of chongqing economic growth, local businessman are entering a period of uncertainty and many of the public and private construction site might slow down.
Find the full article here : http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/world/asia/in-old-tradition-china-races-to-erase-bo-xilais-legacy.html?ref=asia