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Bo Xilai

Chinese Communist "princeling" Bo Xilai, expected by many to take a key leadership position in the leadership transition of 2012, was expelled from the Communist Party in September after a career that saw him as Mayor of Dalian City, Minister of Commerce and Party Chief of the Chongqing municipality. His wife Gu Kailai received a suspended death sentence in August 2012 for murdering British business partner Neil Heywood. 

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

At least four Chongqing police 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.

Friday, 25 April, 2014, 5:38pm 1 comment

2013: the year of talking dangerously

Outspoken personalities from all walks of life dominated the pages of the South China Morning Post during 2013. There was the former American spy agency contractor turned whistle-blower who broke cover in Hong Kong, sparking a global fallout over US government spying; and the Chinese princeling whose public trial for corruption and abuse of power riveted the nation.

30 Dec 2013 - 3:51pm 1 comment

Bo Xilai associate Jiang Feng Dolby resurfaces in TV documentary

A woman central to the downfall of former Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Bo Xilai has returned to the public spotlight by interviewing the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf.

13 Dec 2013 - 5:22pm

Revealed: The heated dispute between Bo Xilai and billionaire Wang Jianlin... over football

Billionaire Wang Jianlin had a heated dispute with fallen politician Bo Xilai over bonuses for football players, with Bo telling Wang: “when I give you an inch, don’t try taking a mile”, according to mainland magazine Blog Weekly (Boke Tianxia).

7 Dec 2013 - 3:05am 1 comment

Pro-Bo Xilai party not seen as threat in China, but demand for rights

A political party formed by followers of ousted politician Bo Xilai does not appear to be a threat to China’s Communist rulers in itself, but is another example of a growing number of citizens speaking up for their rights and the rule of law.

12 Nov 2013 - 2:26pm

Bo Xilai supporters set up new political party despite 'ban'

Supporters of disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai, have set up a political party in a direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party's de facto ban on new political groups.

10 Nov 2013 - 6:15am 1 comment

I hope Bo Xilai has a peaceful life, says first wife Li Danyu

Commenting for the first time since Bo’s trial last month, Li Danyu said she wished her ex-husband a “peaceful life in his later years”, according to friends of the family who met her recently.

26 Oct 2013 - 4:37am

Bo Xilai protests innocence as life sentence for corruption is upheld

Fallen politician Bo Xilai put on a final act of defiance yesterday after a high court in Shandong rejected his appeal against his life sentence, declaring "I am not guilty" at the final hearing of China's most explosive political case in decades.

26 Oct 2013 - 4:38am 1 comment

Live blog: Bo Xilai leaves court for life imprisonment in elite prison

Disgraced former Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai has had his appeal against his conviction and subsequent life sentence rejected today at the Shandong High People's Court. 

25 Oct 2013 - 2:34pm 3 comments

In full: Standing eye-to-eye with Bo Xilai

Only a handful of people saw the landmark trial of former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai first hand. One of them, a mainland lawyer, gives Post readers an insight into what went on in that Jinan courtroom last month.

24 Oct 2013 - 7:00am

Bo Xilai prepares for his 'last stand' against life verdict

Disgraced politician Bo Xilai will make a court appearance on Friday to hear the outcome of his appeal against his conviction on three charges and sentence to life imprisonment last month, according to sources.

22 Oct 2013 - 12:26pm

Justice sought for those prosecuted during Bo Xilai's organised crime campaign

As disgraced Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai appeals his lifelong jail sentence, the city he ruled for five years is still struggling with the dubious legacy of his anti-crime campaigns.

14 Oct 2013 - 3:09pm 2 comments

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.

10 Oct 2013 - 10:08am

Bo Xilai appeals life sentence for corruption

Former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai has appealed against a life sentence on corruption charges, the Shandong High People's Court said in a statement on Wednesday.

10 Oct 2013 - 12:03am

Bo Guagua says 'facts will speak for themselves' over alleged lavish lifestyle

Bo Guagua, the younger son of disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai , has sent a rare written reply to a mainland magazine days after details of his flamboyant lifestyle were exposed during the closely watched trial of his father.

9 Oct 2013 - 4:12pm 5 comments

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