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  • Inside China: Aide to consulate defector charged

    Wang Pengfei, the right-hand man of Wang Lijun, the former Chongqing police chief whose attempted defection to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu in February triggered China's biggest political storm in several decades, was officially charged recently with dereliction of duty and corruption.


  • 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.


  • China's Communist Party dismissed Bo Xilai as Chongqing party secretary in March. (Associated Press)

    China ousts top politician, accuses wife of murder

    China's ruling Communist Party suspended a high-profile politician from his remaining leadership positions Tuesday and named his wife as a suspect in the murder of a British businessman.


  • China's Communist Party dismissed Bo Xilai as Chongqing party secretary in March. (Associated Press)

    Britain wants probe into death in Chongqing

    Britain has asked China to investigate the death last year of a British man with reported ties to a high-profile politician who was dismissed this month in a massive scandal.


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