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Gu Kailai Trial Ends Without Verdict

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The high-profile murder trial of the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has ended after just one day. A court official in the eastern city of Hefei said Thursday a verdict has not been delivered in the case. He said the defendant, Gu Kailai, did not object to the charges and is in “good […]

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Murder Trial of Bo Xilai’s Wife Underway in China

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The high-profile murder trial of the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has begun. Officials said the closed-door trial of Gu Kailai and her houshold aide started early Thursday amid heavy security at a courthouse in the eastern city of Hefei. The two are accused of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood in November in […]

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Bo Xilai’s Son: ‘Facts Will Speak for Themselves’ in Mother’s Trial

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The son of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai says he is confident the “facts will speak for themselves” when his mother stands trial for murder Thursday in the country’s most sensational political scandal in decades. In an email to CNN, Bo Guagua said he has submitted a witness statement to the defense team of his […]

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Newspaper: Bo Xilai Wiretapped Top Chinese Leaders

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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A news report Thursday says aides to disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai were discovered last year to have been tapping phone calls to top national leaders including President Hu Jintao. The New York Times says sophisticated devices identified the tap on a call between Mr. Hu and a senior anti-corruption official who was visiting Chongqing, […]

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Son of Disgraced Chinese Politician Defends Himself Against Rumors

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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The son of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is defending himself against accusations that his overseas education and reportedly luxurious lifestyle have been funded by family corruption. In a statement published Tuesday in the Harvard Crimson newspaper, Bo Guagua says his tuition and living expenses at Harvard and the University of Oxford have been funded […]

Son of Disgraced Chinese Politician Defends Himself Against Rumors

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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The son of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is defending himself against accusations that his overseas education and reportedly luxurious lifestyle have been funded by family corruption. In a statement published Tuesday in the Harvard Crimson newspaper, Bo Guagua says his tuition and living expenses at Harvard and the University of Oxford have been funded […]

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China’s Communist Party Removes Politician From Top Ranks

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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China has praised the decision of the Communist Party to remove one of its senior members, Bo Xilai, from its top ranks, in one of the country’s biggest political scandals in recent memory. The official Xinhua news agency said late Tuesday that Bo was suspended from the party’s 25-member Politburo and its 300-member Central Committee […]

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Chinese Internet Reacts to Purge of Top Official

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Heavy keyword censorship on Chinese microblogs did not stop Chinese Internet users from hotly debating the deepening scandal surrounding former high-profile politician Bo Xilai. Official dispatches announced Bo’s ouster and said his wife is under investigation for the murder of a British businessman. Wednesday, searches for those involved in the case produced no results on […]

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China’s Communist Party Removes Politician From Top Ranks

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media on Wednesday praised the decision of the Communist Party to remove one of its senior members, Bo Xilai, from its top ranks, in one of China’s biggest political scandals in recent memory. The official Xinhua news agency said late Tuesday that Bo was suspended from the party’s 25-member Politburo and its 300-member […]

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Bo Xilai Was Rising Political Star in China Before Scandal

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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The suspension of Bo Xilai from the top ranks of China’s Communist Party has derailed the career of a “princeling” heir to a political dynasty. Bo’s father, Bo Yibo, was one of the founders of the People’s Republic of China, and one of the eight leaders known as the “immortals” who steered Chinese politics away […]

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