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  1. News - China - SECURITY

    Four Chongqing policemen to face trial for alleged torture under Bo Xilai’s crime crackdown

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 04:16pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... officers will stand trial later this month on accusations of torturing interrogation suspects during the anti-triad crackdown of Bo Xilai’s former right-hand man. Their cases will be heard at two ... police chief Wang Lijun, who later turned against his boss and sparked the biggest political scandal in China’s recent history. The trials mark the first publicly reported re-examination ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Trial has made return home harder for Bo Guagua

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Evidence suggesting Bo Xilai's son benefited from illicit payments to powerful parents will likely keep him overseas for foreseeable future Trial has made return harder for Bo Guagua The dramatic trial of disgraced former Politburo member Bo Xilai will likely close the book on his once-promising political career. But one aspect of the saga remains ...

  3. News - China

    Party and Bo Xilai could have struck deal ahead of 'open' trial

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Teddy Ng

    ... Keith Zhai and Teddy Ng Bo Xilai's explosive trial, which saw him ridicule evidence and witnesses, may have been agreed in a deal with the party elite, observers say A pre-scripted drama? Veteran observers were surprised that the trial of former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai appeared to differ from other choreographed trials of senior Communist Party officials. But analysts ...

  4. News - China

    Little progress in rule of law since Gang of Four trial

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Little progress since Gang of Four trial It's the nation's biggest political trial in years. But analysts say the Bo Xilai case shows that little ... as relatively open and transparent. But … the trial of the Gang of Four was broadcast live on television, and now we only have the censored text and still images from Bo's trial Dr Fu King-wa, from ...

  5. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Myriad reasons behind transparency of Bo Xilai's trial

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com The remarkable transparency by the court is welcome in its own right, but the leadership appears to have calculated its effect carefully Open trial serves myriad purposes The trial of Bo Xilai, though arguably China's most closely watched court case in decades, was widely expected to be a highly scripted and predictable affair ...

  6. 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 ... of Chongqing, has mounted an unexpectedly feisty defence since the trial began on Thursday, denouncing testimony against him by his wife as the ravings of a mad woman. The court, announcing the end ...

  7. 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

    ... The recent trials of Bo Xilai, once the mainland's most flamboyant politician, and Liu Zhijun, the former railways minister, shed a rare but interesting spotlight on the crucial role ... themselves even more fabulously by leveraging ties to powerful politicians and gaining inside information. In the five-day trial of Bo last month, probably the mainland's most closely watched ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don’t be fooled by Bo Xilai’s trial

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 09:01pm by Chang Ping

    ... history, and stand the test of history themselves.” Looking back on this moment as we do now, a week after Bo Xilai’s trial, we can be almost certain that those words were Wen’s improvisation ... the Party leadership had made a painful yet resolute decision. But the five-day trial of Bo Xilai has thrown that conviction into question. Those expecting to see history in the making instead were ...

  9. News - China - COURTS

    Bo Xilai told trial he had orders from the top to deal with Chongqing police chief

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Removed trial transcript links him to Zhou Yongkang on handling Chongqing police chief Bo had orders to deal with defection Bo Xilai claimed at his trial last week that he ... the matter - first redacted, then removed from the official trial transcript - suggests Zhou was at least in contact with Bo about his handling of Wang Lijun's defection to the US consulate ...

  10. News - China Insider - Live blog

    Bo Xilai's trial (day 5): Wang Lijun defected after exposure of illicit relationship with Gu Kailai, says Bo

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 08:05am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter 4.11pm: The presiding judge Wang Xuguang orders Bo to be removed from the court.  4.10pm: Bo praises the court for releasing the trial transcripts on weibo and that it gave ... partner, my wife Gu Kailai. Letting a wife give evidence against a husband is an important feature of this trial."    3.38pm: Court releases new transcript.  3.21pm: The court has yet ...




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