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  1. Power struggle set to intensify

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee. Zhang Ming, from Renmin University in Beijing, said he believed the rumours were largely true. 'Although no one expected the day to come so ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Bo Xilai supporters gather in Chongqing

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 11:04am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Die-hard supporters of disgraced Communist Party Politburo member Bo Xilai gathered outside a Chongqing court on Thursday to defend his “triad-busting” legacy. “The people of Chongqing do not welcome an organised crime lawyer,” one banner read, according to photos that spread on Sina Weibo and forums. “Fight organised crime, eliminate the evil.” Many of the comments ...

  3. News - China

    Bo Xilai to face 'multiple' charges, expelled from Party

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 06:12pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Politburo sets date for 18th Party Congress on November 8. China’s ruling Communist Party accused disgraced politician Bo Xilai of abusing power, taking huge bribes and other crimes ... is then almost sure to be appointed state president at the annual parliament session, likely in March next year. Bo has been expelled from the party as well as the elite decision-making Politburo ...

  4. Mayor says he defied Bo on axing

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in mid-April, soon after Bo's membership of the Communist Party Politburo was suspended, that: 'During a meeting with standing committee members of the party's municipal committee, when ... between Huang and Wu Bangguo, who ranks No 2 on the party's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, might also have played a role in keeping Huang safe. Huang helped Wu tackle debt ...

  5. Bo police chief in treason trial

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Ministry of State Security has been on Wang's case since early February. Bo, the former Chongqing party chief and Politburo member, is being investigated by the party's top disciplinary ... and suspended from the decision-making Politburo. Xinhua's earlier reports said that Bo had seriously breached party discipline, without elaborating further, and his wife had been placed under ...

  6. News - China

    Wang Lijun to receive verdict on Monday

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 10:56am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... sceptical public a Communist Party consumed with power grabs and corruption. The scandal led to Bo’s suspension from the Politburo, his wife’s suspended death sentence in the murder and fiercer ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Jailed former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun's sartorial secrets revealed

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporters

    ... Weeks after Wang Lijun was sentenced to prison, more details have begun to surface about the flamboyant style of the former anti-triad hero who played a central role in the scandal that felled the ex-Politburo member Bo Xilai. Colleagues of the former Chongqing police chief have described Wang, once Bo's most trusted aide and ally, as an ambitious maverick who showed more ...

  8. 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

    ... disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai. Analysts said the lenient sentence for the former anti-triad hero, who was once Bo's right-hand man, was part of a political deal aimed at putting an end ...

  9. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai's police chief Wang Lijun likely to be shown mercy by court

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Keith Zhai

    ... action against Bo, once a contender for the Politburo Standing Committee, a step closer. He has not been seen in public since the announcement in March that he was being investigated ...

  10. News - China

    One year on, Bo Xilai scandal haunts Chongqing

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 07:59pm by AFP

    ... held at a secret location awaiting trial for crimes including abuse of power and bribery. As Chongqing boss and member of the elite Politburo, Bo stood out for his suave and open demeanour, ...




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