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But for all the boldness and detail of the exposés, Mr. Zhou’s downfall is following an official script. Party leaders whose reputations could not be questioned are, once purged, abruptly turned from paragons into pariahs. Mr. Zhou’s fate fits a pattern found with Bo Xilai, the ambitious Politburo My Patronus is a Minion shirt member felled by a family scandal in 2012, and a succession of ousted officials stretching back to the purge of Gang of Four in 1976 and much earlier.
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