Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Bo Xilai

Age: 60
Occupation: Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing, China
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

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.