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Qin Bangxian

Gu's case reveals corruption of power

A review of Xinhua's accounts this month of the Gu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun murder trial and Monday's sentencing revealed a trove of important information.

Thursday, 23 August, 2012, 7:14am

Gu Kailai told Bo's top cop about murder

Former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun knew about Gu Kailai's murder of Neil Heywood and once even plotted with her to frame the British businessman, a court was told on Thursday.

More details of the case involving the wife of disgraced Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai emerged yesterday via observers' accounts and a late night Xinhua report.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Gu Kailai admission may let Bo off hook

Gu Kailai, the lawyer wife of ousted Politburo member Bo Xilai, confessed to murder as well as 'economic crimes' during her detention over the death of a British businessman, according to a senior prosecutor with direct knowledge of the case.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Lawyer for Bo's wife rules out trial role

The trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, is expected to begin in less than two weeks, while a family lawyer made a surprise announcement that he would not be defending her.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bo's wife to stand trial for murder

Gu Kailai, the lawyer wife of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, is to be tried for intentional homicide over the murder of a British businessman, a case that has rocked the Communist Party's leadership transition.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legal eagle's fall from grace

Gu Kailai probably dreamed of a grand destiny for herself when she married the princeling Bo Xilai 26 years ago.

But the former high-flying lawyer, 53, is now under arrest, suspected of being involved in the murder of a British businessman.

The central government said late on Tuesday that she had been 'transferred to judicial authorities'.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Murder case that could end in the death penalty

Gu Kailai, the lawyer wife of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai who is now the prime suspect in the Neil Heywood murder case, could face the death penalty if she is charged and found guilty.

Bo himself could also face criminal charges if he interfered with Gu's case or acted corruptly.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Leaders signal accord on Bo

The mainland leadership's move over the weekend to launch a sweeping crackdown on microblogging sites is notable not only for its scale and severity but also for its timing.

It came after the authorities had largely turned a blind eye to frenzied rumours of political infighting at the highest levels and allowed them to circulate over the internet for weeks.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Leading questions

Recently, I returned to my ancestral hometown of Wuxi , in Jiangsu province , to take part in activities to mark the 100th birthday of an early Communist Party leader, Qin Bangxian, also known as Bo Gu. We were not closely related, but we were from the same clan, and I was the only person who lived outside the mainland who was invited to take part.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am