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  1. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai's supporters take to blogs to show their support for former chief

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... New Leftist bloggers rally behind their fallen idol, saying he was toppled on trumped-up charges because fellow party leaders feared his influence The downfall of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai , who was famous across the nation for his promotion o ...

  2. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai's fate unknown as revelations emerge from confidants' trials

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Keith Zhai, CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... is Bo's fate? The jury's still out Lurid details brought to light by the trials of Bo Xilai's two closest confidants have begun to raise serious questions about the disgraced Politburo ... the once-in-a-decade leadership change in the next month or so, political experts remain divided about what his future holds. Evidence presented last month in the trial of Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, ...

  3. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Beijing in scramble to put Bo Xilai on trial ahead of leadership transition

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in scramble to put Boon trial Race to put Bo on trial before start of congress Bo Xilai is likely to stand trial before the start of the leadership succession next month, as Beijing scrambles to limit the fallout from his scandalous downfall, analysts say. They believe the trial of the disgraced former Politburo member was the main reason for the surprise postponement of the opening of the 18th ...

  4. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Verdict in Gu Kailai murder trial set for Monday

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

    ... Trial of Bo Xilai's wife is expected to result in lighter penalty than normal for murder, lawyers say The mainland authorities will announce the verdict in the murder trial of Gu ... a spokeswoman said by telephone from the Anhui Intermediate People's Court in Hefei , where the trial was held on August 9. She refused to give further details. During the seven-hour trial last ...

  5. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Gu Kailai escapes death sentence

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

    ... Punishment for wife of shamed former party chief Bo Xilai fails to appease the sceptics, who claim it was a 'show trial' Gu Kailai , the wife of shamed Politburo member Bo Xilai , was given a suspended death sentence yesterday at the end of a politically charged murder trial meant to put to rest swirling rumours and conspiracy theories surrounding one of the worst scandals ...

  6. 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

    ... Report says Wang Lijun exposed vital clues in re-investigation of British businessman's murder by Bo's wife Gu Kailai as his two-day trial ends Ex-Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun , whose trial on charges including defection and bribery ended yesterday, could receive relatively lenient punishment, the court was told. The name of his former boss, disgraced Chongqing ...

  7. 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

    ... than 3 million yuan. He Weifang, a law professor at Peking University, also described the trials of Wang and Gu as political and said questions about Bo's role- a sensitive issue for Beijing- remained unanswered. Wang's lawyer Wang Yuncai- not related to her client- confirmed to the Post that Bo was explicitly named during Wang's trial when the court heard how Bo ...

  8. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Prosecutors announce Bo probe after NPC expels him

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

    ... Way clear for ex-Chongqing chief’s trial after loss of final position and with it his immunity State prosecutors initiated investigations against disgraced Bo Xilai yesterday within hours ... 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 ...

  9. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo's former police chief facing four charges

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

    ... by prosecutors in Chengdu , the capital of Sichuan province. The Intermediate Court of Chengdu was handling the case and "would choose a day for trial", the agency said. The formal charges against Wang, the former top aide of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai , and his upcoming trial signal the Communist Party leadership intends to wrap up the scandal before its leadership ...

  10. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Forensic expert rejects cyanide explanation for Heywood's death

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

    ... questioned whether Heywood had been poisoned by cyanide, as announced after the trial of Gu Kailai , who was given a suspended death sentence in August for his murder. Gu is the wife of disgraced ... in the trials of Gu or Wang. "In my professional view, that [conclusion of the cause of death] is very problematic," she said. Wang is famously outspoken, but it remains very rare ...




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