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    Inside China: Beijing's hot Bo-tato

    The show trial in China of recently purged communist leader Bo Xilai has become an unexpected national sensation. Mr. Bo has cleverly — and some say with carefully delivered court eloquence — turned the tables on his accusers and indirectly on the Communist Party judicial system. And the incumbent Communist Party supreme leadership appears to be furious.

  • **FILE** Bo Xilai, then Chongqing party secretary, attends the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on March 14, 2012. Xilai, a rising Communist Party star who fell from power last year, will go on trial Thursday on corruption charges, a court announced on Aug. 18, 2013, putting China's new leaders on course to wrap up a festering scandal as they try to cement their authority. (Associated Press)

    Fallen Chinese political star to go on trial

    Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai goes on trial Thursday on corruption charges in a case crafted to minimize damage to the Communist Party and avoid exposure of party infighting or human rights abuses.

  • ** FILE ** Then-Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai puts on his glasses during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    China indicts ex-Communist leader Bo Xilai for corruption

    Bo Xilai, a former rising star in China's Communist Party, was formally indicted this week on several charges related to bribery, corruption and abuse of power, state media reported Thursday.

  • Chinese activists back disgraced leader

    An array of activists, academics and dissidents are questioning the authorities' purge of Bo Xilai, demanding that China's legislature follow the rule of law and allow the disgraced leader to defend himself before lawmakers.

  • FILE - In this March 11, 2012 file photo, then-Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai puts on his glasses during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.  (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    Inside China: Bo Xilai verdict avoids the obvious

    The credibility of China's official verdict on disgraced communist leader Bo Xilai is under serious challenge by China's many neo-Maoists.

  • **FILE** Bo Xilai, then the Chongqing party secretary, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11, 2012. Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, who is accused of murdering Bo family associate Neil Heywood, went on trial Aug. 9, 2012, at the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in eastern China. Bo was already in the Communist Party's 25-member Politburo and before the scandal was seen as a contender for the nine-member Standing Committee that runs China. (Associated Press)

    China says disgraced leader Bo expelled from party

    China's communist leadership expelled Bo Xilai from the ruling party Friday and sought to bury him with charges ranging from corruption to sexual affairs, aiming to sweep away their most damaging scandal in decades while finally scheduling their long-awaited leadership transition for November.

  • **FILE** Wang Lijun, then the police chief of Chongqing, China, speaks during a press conference in October 2008. (Associated Press)

    Chinese cop sentenced to 15 years as scandal focus shifts to his boss

    China has nearly mopped up a murder scandal that has roiled the country for months, but the last step — dealing with a fallen political star who was once among the Communist Party's most popular figures — will be the most delicate of all.

  • **FILE** Wang Lijun, then the police chief of Chongqing, China, speaks during a press conference in October 2008. (Associated Press)

    Ex-police chief in China scandal sought U.S. asylum

    The ex-police chief at the center of China's seamy political scandal asked U.S. diplomats for asylum after he covered up a murder for the wife of the Communist Party boss but then grew estranged and feared for his life, the Chinese government said Wednesday.

  • ** FILE ** Wang Lijun, then the police chief of Chongqing, China, speaks during a press conference in October 2008. (AP Photo)

    Secret hearing for police chief in China scandal

    China opened the trial for an ex-police chief at the center of the country's worst political scandal in decades, unexpectedly staging a closed-door hearing Monday, a day earlier than publicly announced.

  • **FILE** Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the autumn semester of the Party School of the Communist Party of China in Beijing on Sept. 1, 2012. (Associated Press/Xinhua)

    Mystery absence of China leader fuels rumor frenzy

    Chinese micro-bloggers and overseas websites have come up with all kinds of speculation as to why the current vice president Xi Jinping has gone unseen for more than a week.

  • ** FILE ** Wang Lijun, then the police chief of Chongqing, China, speaks during a press conference in October 2008. (AP Photo)

    Ex-police chief charged in China political scandal

    A former police chief whose flight to a U.S. Consulate set off China's biggest political scandal in years has been charged with crimes including defection and bribe taking, state media reported Wednesday, indicating the turbulent affair is moving closer to a resolution before a key national leadership transition this fall.

  • Chinese politician's wife spared execution in murder

    The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician received a suspended death sentence Monday for the murder of a British businessman, as authorities move to tidy up a huge political scandal ahead of a once-in-a-decade leadership transition this fall.

  • Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence for murder

    The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician received a suspended death sentence Monday for the murder of a British businessman, as authorities move to tidy up a huge political scandal ahead of a once-in-a-decade leadership transition this fall.

  • Inside China: China tries 4 police chiefs

    Four key aides to former Chongqing police Chief Wang Lijun, whose dramatic attempt to defect to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu triggered a political tsunami in Chinese politics, faced prosecution in a show trial on Friday.

  • **FILE** Former Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai (right), accompanied by his wife Gu Kailai, attends a funeral for his father in Beijing on Jan. 17, 2007. (Associated Press)

    China: Politician's wife admitted murdering Brit

    The wife of a disgraced top Chinese politician was a depressed woman on medication but a willful murderer who poisoned a British businessman while in fear for her son's life, official media said Friday in what appeared to be a prelude to her conviction and punishment after a seven-hour trial.

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  • Wang, a supporter of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai said Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 she has set up a new political party and named the imprisoned former official its chairman, a move that poses personal risk for her but little threat to the Communist Party.

  • He asserted that Mr. Wang fled to the U.S. Consulate because he was having an affair with Mr. Bo's wife.

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