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  1. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Verdict in Gu Kailai murder trial set for Monday

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

    ... week, prosecutors said Gu fed poison to 41-year-old British businessman Neil Heywood in a Chongqing hotel room in November, assisted by a family aide, Zhang Xiaojun , Xinhua reported. Gu and Zhang were charged with intentional homicide and they did not contest the charges. The most severe sentence for murder is death, but lawyers expect a lighter penalty after mainland media ...

  2. 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

    ... mitigating factors could result in lighter punishment. Zhang Yunzhang , a former director of Minzu University's law school, said Wang was likely to receive a life sentence. He said ... for violations of party discipline. Professor Zhang Ming , a political scientist at Renmin University in Beijing, said: "The [court] statement ignored Wang's wrongdoings when he was sweeping ...

  3. 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

    ... Zhang Lifan said. Although it did not name the individuals, it looked to be another reference to Bo. While state media have gone to great lengths to explain how and why tension flared between Gu ... no one can say for sure how Bo's fate will be decided," Zhang said. "Even the top leadership may have yet to reach a consensus." Observers noted the deliberate vagueness about ...

  4. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Gu Kailai escapes death sentence

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

    ... Gu's accomplice, Zhang Xiaojun , a family aide, was jailed for nine years. Li Xiaolin, a lawyer for Zhang, said it had been agreed that Gu and Zhang would be allowed to see their families 10 ...

  5. 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

    ... to the façade of unity within the leadership. But Beijing-based historian Zhang Lifan and He Weifang, a law professor at Peking University, said a hasty trial would deal another blow to the party's crumbling credibility. Zhang said: "The speedy trial of such a senior party leader goes against common sense because the leadership should have nothing more to fear about a Bo comeback, as he ...

  6. 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

    ... analyst Zhang Lifan said how to handle Bo had become the most divisive and decisive factor in deciding the congress date. The 63-year-old Bo was accused of serious crimes and violations of party ... to face life imprisonment or even a death sentence, although it is rare to sentence senior party leaders to death," Beijing-based lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan said. Zhang Ming , a political analyst ...

  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

    ... sign Bo will be treated leniently to avoid any repercussions on the imminent leadership transition. But Professor Zhang Ming, of Beijing's Renmin University, said given the public doubt ...

  8. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Suspense stays as Bo Xilai keeps National People's Congress seat

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

    ... especially after Gu was given a suspended death sentence in Hefei last month for Heywood's murder. Professor Zhang Ming , of Beijing's Renmin University, said the highly charged trial ...

  9. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Deal-making on Bo Xilai's penalty shows extent of factional struggles

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

    ... as Chongqing party chief, replaced by Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang April 10 Bo suspended from Politburo capacity, placed under investigation for suspected disciplinary violation. Police formally ...



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