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More queries than answers from trial

Thursday's trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of Chongqing's former high-flying party boss Bo Xilai , raised more questions than answers about the biggest criminal scandal in the mainland's recent history.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:27pm

Bo's ex-ally to face trial next week, sources say

The trial of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun will open next week in Chengdu, Sichuan, two sources say.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Holding Gu Kailai trial in Anhui is in line with policy for major cases

The decision to hear the case against Gu Kailai more than 1,000 kilometres from Chongqing , where her husband Bo Xilai was once party boss, fits with Beijing's preference in recent years to try senior officials far from their power base, analysts say.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Mak quit because of a possible criminal offence, which is unprecedented since the handover

An analyst on the resignation of Development Secretary Mak Chai-kwong (above)

It may suggest that Zhou, in fact, managed his troops well and prevented them from becoming a force of Bo's

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I doubt the Syrians, who fought so hard for their independence ... will select people with blood on their hands to lead them

Kofi Annan, at a press conference in Geneva

How much the government emphasises social justice was a main concern in ... the decision

Dr Ko Wing-man, on why he accepted the role of food and health secretary

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bo's top aide left out of leadership

A top aide of Chongqing's disgraced former party boss Bo Xilai was left out of the municipality's new leadership line-up yesterday. But others who were not close to Bo retained their seats in the top decision-making body.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Critics of security chief questioned

Elderly Communist Party members in Yunnan have been questioned after their letter called for the sacking of the country's top security official amid rumours of infighting following the downfall of Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

For a long time, we have seen our social and economic development becoming slower

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, urging lawmakers not to delay his reforms

[It] behoves us to resort to all possible means to build at the very least a most minimal credible defence posture

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

Bo Xilai might be corrupt, but he is a capable leader and is good to poor people

A Beijing taxi driver's assessment of the fallen Politburo member

The battle of France has only just begun ... Nothing will be the same again

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen

I'm not that type of player to intentionally hurt anyone

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

[He was] one of the few Cambodian activists willing to speak out against the rapid escalation of illegal logging and land grabbing

An assessment of Chut Wutty, who was shot dead by a police officer

People's Daily has once again demonstrated that it's still the chief mainstream opinion carrier through the role it has played in this incident

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am