AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
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The basic facts are not in dispute: during the March 15th National People's Congress, Bo's removal was made public. As a personality, few dispute that Bo was one of China's most visible nd well-known politicians. Bo's popularity owed much to the success of what has been called the Chongqing Model. This pushed for stronger state-involvement in the economy while also making social services and broader questions about social inequalities a more central part of the local government's initiatives. Bo also touched on a sensitive part of China's political legacy when he elevated the spirit of Mao by encouraging and leading the public singing of so-called "Red Songs". Most recently, he had been put in a compromised position by the defection and subsequent arrest of his top lieutenant Wang Lijun after Wang's attempt to take refuge in the US Consulate in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province bordering with Chongqing.
Taken together, three interpretations about what to make of Bo's departure appear to be most common.