Occupation: Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing, China
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A former Commerce minister and son of a Communist Party elder, Bo is one of China's most popular officials thanks to an extensive crackdown on organized crime in Chongqing, the southwestern Chinese megacity he has run since 2007. He is considered an outside candidate for the Politburo's standing committee China's top ruling body when it is reconfigured in 2012.
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