Behind the Bo Scandal
Your report on the Bo Xilai case is scary ["Crossing a Red Line," May 7]. China's political system can't prevent events like this; it cultivates them. China is very complicated, and what you see is not what you get. Bo's story is perhaps only the beginning.
John C.M. Lee,
Hannah Beech is right in citing examples of trading on family ties in China, a less democratic political system, and in the U.S., a fully developed one. However, I can't agree with the notion...