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China Moving Ahead with Bo Xilai Case

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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China is moving ahead with the long-awaited case against disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai, whose alleged involvement in a murder and corruption scandal has upset Chinese leadership. In a short article Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency says the “serious law violation case” involving Bo “has been transferred to judicial organs.” It did not say […]

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Bo Xilai’s Successor Says He Doesn’t Know Timing of Trial

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The leader of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing says he is not sure when his predecessor, disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai, will stand trial. Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang was put in charge of the megacity after Bo was ousted because of a murder and corruption scandal involving his wife, Gu Kailai. Speaking on the […]

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Murdered Briton in China Political Scandal Was MI6 Informant: Report

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper says it has found evidence that a British businessman murdered by the wife of Bo Xilai, once one of China’s top politicians, was working as an informant for Britain’s spy agency, MI6. The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday its investigation found that Neil Heywood was providing MI6 information on the Bo […]

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Bo Xilai Rising Star in Chinese Politics Before Scandal

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bo Xilai was once considered a rising star in Chinese politics. He was thought to be a top candidate for elevation to China’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee in November at the 18th Party Congress, which will pick a new generation of Chinese leaders. But a political scandal that surfaced earlier this year derailed his career. […]

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China Charges Ex-Police Chief Who Revealed Bo Xilai Scandal

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a former police chief who revealed details of a major Communist Party scandal has been charged with attempted defection, abuse of power, and taking bribes. The official Xinhua news agency says prosecutors in the central city of Chengdu filed the charges against Wang Lijun after interrogating him and hearing the opinion […]

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China Charges Ex-Police Chief Who Revealed Bo Xilai Scandal

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a former police chief who revealed details of a major Communist Party scandal has been charged with attempted defection, abuse of power and taking bribes. State media reported the charges against Wang Lijun on Wednesday without providing further details. Wang was serving as the public security chief of the central city […]

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China’s Gu Given Suspended Death Sentence for Murder of Brit

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The wife of disgraced former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai has received a suspended death sentence from a Chinese court for the murder of a British businessman. The case rocked the Communist party ahead of its once-a-decade handover. Gu Kailai, who confessed to the killing, was convicted Monday of “intentional homicide” and sentenced to death, […]

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China’s Gu Given Suspended Death Sentence for Murder of Brit

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court has given a suspended death sentence to the wife of disgraced former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai for the murder of a British businessman. The Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei on Monday sentenced Gu Kailai to death, suspended for two years, after she confessed on August 9 to poisoning Neil Heywood after […]

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China’s Gu Given Suspended Death Sentence for Murder of Brit

Posted August 19th, 2012 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court has given a suspended death sentence to the wife of disgraced former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai for the murder of a British businessman. The Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei on Monday sentenced Gu Kailai to death, suspended for two years, after she confessed on August 9 to poisoning Neil Heywood after […]

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Gu Murder Trial Verdict Due Monday

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court will issue its verdict next week in the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai. A local government official said Friday that the Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei, where Gu’s 7-hour trial was held on August 9, will issue its verdict Monday. Experts say […]

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