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  1. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai expelled from Party as he faces corruption and bribery charges

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shaoping , also said Bo was likely to face capital punishment on bribery charges because the mainland's criminal law said that could be applied in cases involving the taking of more than ...

  2. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Forensic expert rejects cyanide explanation for Heywood's death

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Outspoken Wang Xuemei casts doubt in her blog on official statement about cyanide poisoning Forensic expert rejects Heywood death explanation A high-profile forensic expert with the mainland's top prosecutorial body ...

  3. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Verdict in Gu Kailai murder trial set for Monday

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... "The evidence is not important in this case but the politics is. The law is not making judgment, because Gu and her husband Bo are important political figures," Li said. Professor He Weifang , from Peking University's law school, agreed. "In China, all the legal issues eventually become political issues," he said. "Law has been used to decorate ...

  4. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai due to lose prosecution immunity

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... University, said: "There is no regulation or law stipulating that a delegate can mount a defence before their membership status is stripped. There is no such precedent before." On Monday, ... But Gu Su , an expert in constitutional law at Nanjing University, said the letter would have little impact on the NPC. He said Bo's testimony was "not necessary before voting to strip ...

  5. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Gu Kailai escapes death sentence

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to rock China in decades. But the widely anticipated sentence, likely to be commuted to life imprisonment, has been greeted with deep scepticism, with many law experts denouncing the case ... People's Court, Anhui province . Television footage showed Gu, 53, appearing calm. "The verdict is just and reflects a special respect towards the law, reality and life," she said. ...

  6. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Questions over fate of Bo Xilai after jailing of ex-police chief Wang Lijun

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... sentenced Wang to nine years for bribery, seven for bending the law, and two each for abuse of power and defection. But the court reduced the combined term to a total of 15 years due to his help ... humiliation." Lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan, who expected a 20-year sentence, said: "The verdict was too lenient to be comprehended in accordance with the law. "The only reason I can think ...

  7. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Prosecutors announce Bo probe after NPC expels him

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by CARY HUANG IN BEIJING

    ... is the final administrative procedure to enable criminal proceedings against Bo sooner rather than later, as Chinese constitutional law stipulates that NPC deputies are immune from criminal prosecution," said Gu Su , an expert in constitutional law at Nanjing University. Li Xiaolin, a lawyer appointed by Bo's family, said on Thursday that he did not expect a trial to be held until ...

  8. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Hotel worker detained for web leak of details on Wang Lijun's trip to Beijing

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a warning, while Mao was punished with detention. Professor Ong Yew-kim, a Hong Kong-based expert in mainland law, said a week in detention was a light penalty for leaking national-security ... the authorities wanted to use detention as punishment to warn others not to leak information that could raise public concern." However, Wang Cailiang, a director at the Beijing Liang Cai law firm, ...

  9. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai slated by party media

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... opportunity to trumpet the party's determination to safeguard the rule of law. "[Bo Xilai] monopolised power, acted on his own without regard to party discipline and seriously violated it. ... and determination that no matter how senior or influential you are, you will be severely punished if you violate party code and law." Meanwhile, commentators on the internet had a field day poking fun ...

  10. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo's former police chief facing four charges

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Keith Zhai

    ... including defection and abuse of power, Xinhua said yesterday. "Bending the law for selfish ends" and "bribe-taking" were the other two charges formally brought against him ... in Heywood's death, but consciously neglected his duty and bent the law for personal gain so she would not be held legally responsible," the statement said. Wang also "left his post without ...




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