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Prosecutors have charged the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide with the murder of a British businessman, the government said Thursday, pushing forward a case at the center of a messy political scandal that unsettled China's leadership ahead of a delicate power transition.
A forthcoming book quotes the disgraced former mayor of Beijing as saying that the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democracy protesters was an avoidable tragedy and that he regrets the loss of life, though he denies being directly responsible.
A Chinese blogger is seeking compensation for a one-year labor camp sentence he served after posting a brief poem mocking now-disgraced politician Bo Xilai, in a test of the legal system's willingness to examine scores of alleged abuses committed under his rule.
Chen Guangcheng and Bo Xilai represent the two poles of the Chinese political spectrum. Mr. Chen is a blind, self-taught lawyer and provincial activist for human rights who finds himself in a life-and-death struggle to reinterpret the system. Mr. Bo is a pampered scion of a famous Communist family, until recently a successful party apparatchik taking full advantage of systemic corruption but who is now facing censure.
A routine Taiwanese legislative hearing on Chinese government advertising activities in Taiwan revealed alarming evidence that the communist government paid some of Taiwan's leading newspapers to produce pro-mainland news coverage.
The son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai defended his academic record and social life while at universities in England and the United States in a letter that is the latest example of the extraordinary public evolution of China's messiest political scandal.
As more details seep around the Great Firewall that Beijing's masters once thought would suppress all dissident blogging and as contradictory explanations emanate from Party sources, the case of Bo Xilai and his wife becomes all too familiar.
The bizarre affair involving China's flamboyant princeling, former Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, continues to dazzle the world following Bo's unceremonious ouster as the regional communist viceroy on March 15.
Authoritarian governments are paranoid, but just because they are, as the saying goes, it doesn't mean they aren't threatened. The Chinese regime is no exception. We see a demonstration in the shadowy but decisive action taken by a normally ultracautious regime to purge a leading member.