Can Bo Xilai's Trial Change China's Government?

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Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) -- George Magnus, senior independent economic advisor at UBS, discusses the trial of Bo Xilai in China and what the outcome means to the Chinese government. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse."

Behind the trial of the century.

Let us bring back in george magnus from ubs.

This is one of these things that is gathering global focus on china and brings everything up.

What is your take?

Where do we go from here?

It is an important trial, obviously, he was an important official.

And the circumstances around the case are pretty, you know, ready significant.

But, the reason i think it is a significant trial, i cannot prejudge, whether he is going to get off lightly or they're going to throw the book at him and, but, of course, a comes at a point where china is at a sensitive moment, not just in terms of the economic transitions but as much as the premier has been sounding very reform-minded and, you know, we want to open the markets, not privatization, but, basically, give more weight to the private sector and takeaway there principle state.

The president who runs the party and military has been sounding more left-wing and hawkish.

Not maoist.

Invoking mao zedong and his insistence on party discipline.

The way that the bo xilai trial goes and, you know him a i'm not saying that he will not get a fair trial, but obviously, the legal system in china is not the same as it is in the united kingdom, europe, is a much more independent judiciary him a than we understand it.

A way the trial goes, might have some bearing

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