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  1. News - China - COURTS

    Bo Xilai protests innocence as life sentence for corruption is upheld

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 12:29pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai in Jinan keith.zhai@scmp.com Disgraced politician protests, denouncing the case against him as 'false' and 'wrongful', as life sentence for corruption ... for corruption and abuse of power. Sources said an agitated Bo peppered the presiding judge's announcement with sharp and at times acerbic counter-points. The two towering court security guards ...

  2. News - China Insider - CHINA POLITICS

    Bo Xilai appeals life sentence for corruption

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 03:21pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai has appealed against a life sentence on corruption charges, the Shandong High People's Court said in a  statement on Wednesday .  The Jinan Intermediate People's Court in the Shandong provincial capital found Bo, 64, guilty on charges of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power. He ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    Bo Xilai's cries of defiance after he is sentenced to life in prison for corruption

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai in Jinan, Shandong keith.zhai@scmp.com Explosive ending to politically charged trial as shamed princeling yells out 'Unjust!' after being found guilty of corruption and abuse of power Bo sentenced to life with a final cry of defiance Bo Xilai erupted in anger as he was sentenced to life in prison for corruption yesterday. The fallen former Politburo member ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After Bo Xilai, corruption as usual

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Zhiwu Chen

    ... Zhiwu Chen Zhiwu Chen says that, on its own, the high-profile punishment of errant officials won't serve the larger fight against corruption; institutional changes are needed to ensure abuse of power is less lucrative and its costs are much higher After Bo, it'll be graft as usual One cannot open a Chinese newspaper these days without seeing a story about corrupt ...

  5. News - China

    Bo Xilai to appeal life sentence for corruption: sources

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 09:38pm by Keith Zhai and Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Keith Zhai and Zhuang Pinghui Mainland media uses high-profile trial of former Politburo member to trumpet the rule of law and the leadership's drive against corruption Bo launches appeal against life sentence Bo Xilai decided to appeal hours after a court sentenced him to life in jail for corruption, two separate sources with direct knowledge of the case said. The fallen ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Creature comforts inside prison for corrupt officials

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... served time in Qincheng over the past decade. Among them are former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu , who was jailed for 18 years for corruption in 2008. Others included former Beijing deputy ... it really a prison, or a rehabilitation centre?" asked a microblogger. "How can these corrupt officials be treated far better than ordinary people who have committed no crimes?" ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Zhou Yongkang, former security tsar linked to Bo Xilai, faces corruption probe

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Target at the top Top Communist Party leaders have agreed to open a corruption investigation into former security tsar Zhou Yongkang, one of China's most powerful ... made the decision in view of the rising anger inside the party at the scale of the corruption problem and the vast fortune that Zhou's family has amassed. Xi ordered officials in charge ...

  8. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Corruption trials expose roles of the "white gloves" who manage the ill-gotten gains

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com A corrupt official needs two things: a mistress, and a facilitator to manage the ill-gotten wealth and money-making opportunities for the family White gloves and dirty money The innocuous-sounding euphemism "white gloves" generally refers to a middleman or outfit that launders dirty or corrupt money under a seemingly legitimate front ...

  9. News - China - BO XILAI TRIAL

    Corruption follows well-tested pattern

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Given the risks involved, crooked high-ranking officials rely on relatives and trusted businessmen to ferry bribes to safekeeping Corruption follows ... and said he was not aware that Gu and Guagua had taken the bribes. However, officials have long taken tainted money via relatives to cover the trail of corruption, one academic says. "Taking ...

  10. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    Bo Xilai trial's love triangle and corruption talk gives way to jokes and puns

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 09:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com As the exhausting five-day trial of disgraced former Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai came to a conclusion on Monday, the shocking revelations of the alleged love triangle and the Bo family’s corrupt deals with various businessmen and officials have spurred bursts of jokes and puns on the internet. One joke seems to sum up the jaw-dropping ups ...




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