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  • ** FILE ** Bo Xilai, then the Chongqing Communist Party secretary, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (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)

    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. (Associated Press)

    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.

  • ** FILE ** Bo Xilai, then the Chongqing Communist Party secretary, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    4 police officers tried in China political scandal

    Four senior Chinese police officers were tried Friday on charges of helping the wife of one of the country's highest-profile politicians cover up the murder of a British businessman in a scandal that has shaken the highest levels of leadership.

  • China murder case wrapped up in hours

    Testimony in China's most closely watched murder case in decades wrapped up within hours on Thursday as the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai stood accused of luring a British businessman to a hotel, getting him drunk and pouring poison into his mouth.

  • Gu Kailai (center), the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, stands trial in the Intermediate People's Court in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN)

    Chinese politician's wife doesn't deny killing Brit

    Testimony in China's most closely watched murder case in decades wrapped up within hours on Thursday as the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai stood accused of luring a British businessman to a hotel, getting him drunk and pouring poison into his mouth.

  • Politics rules in Chinese murder trial

    The wife of a fallen Chinese leader goes on trial Thursday on charges of murdering a British businessman in a politically charged case that may have little to do with whether she really killed him.

  • Ousted Chinese politician’s wife, aide charged in death

    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.

  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 17, 2007, file photo, former Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai, right, accompanied by his wife Gu Kailai, attends a funeral for his father in Beijing. Chinese prosecutors were charging Gu and a family aide with the murder of a British businessman, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday, July 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News/China Foto Press)

    Chinese politician Bo's wife charged with murder

    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 ahead a case at the center of a messy political scandal that unsettled China's leadership ahead of a delicate power transition.

  • Inside China: Murder, Xi wrote

    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.

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