AWARD DATE: 2012
AWARD NAME: The Bob Considine Award 2012
AWARD RECIPIENT: Jeremy Page
AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Wall Street Journal
AWARD HONORED WORK: A Murder Shakes China
In this extraordinary series of articles, Jeremy Page not only connected the dots behind the mysterious death of a British businessman, but provided startling glimpses into the life of one of China’s leading Communist Party bosses before he was fired in disgrace, as well as a look at the privileged lifestyles enjoyed by at least some corrupt politicians in today’s China.
The stories are notable for depth of reporting, an even presentation of the evidence, and a balanced tone. Nevertheless, taken together, they form a damning case that the wife of Chongqing party leader Bo Xilai may have poisoned businessman and family adviser Neil Heywood, a crime for which she was ultimately convicted. Aside from exposing the political scandal of the year in China, Page interprets the events in light of the power struggles taking place in the country just prior to its once-in-a-decade transfer of leadership.
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