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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.


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