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  1. News - China

    Prosecutor demands severe punishment as Bo Xilai trial ends

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 03:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jinan Chinese prosecutors demanded a heavy sentence for ousted top politician Bo Xilai as his divisive, dramatic trial ended on Monday, saying his “whimsical” challenge to charges of bribery, graft and abuse of power flew in the face of the evidence. Bo was a rising star in China’s leadership circles when his career was stopped short last year by a murder scandal ...

  2. News - China

    China makes big show of Bo Xilai trial, but it’s still just theatre

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 06:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing With detailed online transcripts carried by China’s version of Twitter, Beijing is making an unprecedented effort to show its people that the trial of ousted politician ... in Washington. “You can’t have a completely secret trial.” This [trial] is a very carefully crafted piece of political theatre Nicholas Bequelin, Human Rights Watch Reuters had applied to attend the Bo ...

  3. News - China

    Gu Kailai would only testify against Bo Xilai to protect son

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 04:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing The wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai would only agree to provide evidence against him at his trial if a deal had been reached to protect their son, two sources familiar with the situation said. Bo, a charismatic senior leader of the Communist Party whose ambitions to join the country’s apex of power were dashed last year, goes on trial on Thursday, ...

  4. News - China

    Bo Xilai supporters demonstrate in Shandong on eve of trial

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jinan A handful of supporters of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai protested outside a courthouse in eastern China on Wednesday on the eve of his trial to denounce what they said was politically motivated persecution. About 10 people held up signs outside the courthouse in the eastern city of Jinan in Shandong province, where Bo is set to appear in public ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    Family of Neil Heywood seeks payout over his death

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Neil Heywood's wife pushing for compensation from his killer, Bo Xilai's wife, lawyer says Murdered Briton's family seeks 50m yuan payout The family of a British citizen murdered on the mainland is seeking compensation of up to 50 million yuan from his convicted killer, the wife of former top leader Bo Xilai, a lawyer with knowledge of the talks ...

  6. News - China

    Lawyer Gu Yushu says not allowed to represent Bo Xilai

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 04:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing A lawyer appointed to represent disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai in his corruption case said on Thursday he has been denied permission to act on his behalf, a move likely to reinforce belief that Bo’s conviction is a foregone conclusion. Gu Yushu, a lawyer appointed by Bo’s sister, Bo Jieying, said he would not be allowed to represent Bo during his trial, ...

  7. News - China

    Bo Xilai to plead guilty, but maybe not to all charges

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 09:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai has agreed to plead guilty at a trial likely to be held within weeks, three sources said, in an apparent bid to earn a more lenient sentence and allow authorities to close the door on the country’s biggest political scandal in decades. But it was not clear if he would plead guilty to all or only some of the charges of accepting ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Shandong court agrees to hear Bo Xilai appeal

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP; REUTERS

    ... Agence France-Presse and Reuters in Beijing Review of ex-Politburo member's life sentence has small chance of success, legal experts say Shandong court agrees to hear Bo Xilai appeal A Shandong court said yesterday it would hear an appeal by fallen former Politburo member Bo Xilai , who was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power last month and jailed for life. Bo ...

  9. News - China

    Bo’s other son thanks China for allowing father to speak freely

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 10:36am by Reuters in Jinan

    ... Reuters in Jinan The elder son of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has thanked authorities for allowing his father “to speak his true mind” at his trial and said Bo has stood by his ideas despite an investigation that lasted 500 days, the New York Times Bo put up a feisty defence on Thursday at the start of China’s most political trial in decades, saying he was framed ...

  10. News - China

    New details emerge on Bo Xilai charges in Chinese magazine

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 04:08pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing A Chinese magazine on Tuesday provided fresh details about the charges against former senior leader Bo Xilai, saying he had accepted bribes while mayor of a northeastern ... in public since. Forbes estimated Xu was worth $650 million in 2010. Bo’s lawyer, Li Guifang, declined to comment on the Caijing report when contacted by Reuters. The government is also ...




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