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Bo saga draws to close as China court upholds life term

Oct 25, 2013 - 12:21 PM

A Chinese court rejects Bo Xilai s appeal against his conviction

REJECTION. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

China's Bo Xilai to appeal life sentence: source

Sep 23, 2013 - 8:49 PM

Former senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai has announced he ll appeal against his conviction and life sentence for corruption adding further drama to the high profile case

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison: court

Sep 22, 2013 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED Bo one of China s top 25 politicians before his dramatic downfall was found guilty of bribery embezzlement and abuse of power by the Jinan Intermediate People s Court

GUILTY. Bo Xilai (center) stands in between police officers while the verdict on his case is being read, inside the Jinan People's Intermediate Court September 22, 2013. Photo courtesy Jinan People's Intermediate Court, via Sina Weibo

China's Bo Xilai writes defiant prison letter - report

Sep 19, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Bo Xilai said in the letter to family members that his name will one day be cleared the South China Morning Post reported

FACING TRIAL. This screen grab taken from CCTV footage released on August 26, 2013 shows ousted Chinese political star Bo Xilai looking on as he stands on trial in the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, east China's Shandong province. AFP Photo / CCTV

Bo Xilai verdict to be issued Sunday – Chinese court

Sep 18, 2013 - 5:45 PM

Court: The Jinan Intermediate People s Court will openly announce its verdict on the Bo Xilai bribery embezzlement and abuse of power case on September 22 2013 at 10 am

VERDICT SOON. In this file photo, former regional leader Bo Xilai (front, C) standing trial for the third day at Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, Shandong province, China, 24 August 2013. EPA/Jinan Intermediate People's Court / Handout

Bo Xilai China corruption trial ends - court

Aug 26, 2013 - 1:29 PM

UPDATE The Intermediate People s Court in the eastern city of Jinan will pronounce the verdict at a date to be decided

TRIAL DAY 3. Former regional leader Bo Xilai (front, C) standing trial for the third day at Jinan Intermediate People's Court, as former police chief of Chongqing municipality Wang Lijun (not pictured) speaks as witness in Jinan, Shandong province, China, 24 August 2013. EPA/Jinan Intermediate People's Court / Handout

China's Bo says police chief's evidence 'full of lies'

Aug 25, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai accused his former police chief of being a liar and fraudster Sunday

TRIAL DAY 3. Former regional leader Bo Xilai (front, C) standing trial for the third day at Jinan Intermediate People's Court, as former police chief of Chongqing municipality Wang Lijun (not pictured) speaks as witness in Jinan, Shandong province, China, 24 August 2013. EPA/Jinan Intermediate People's Court / Handout

Bo admits faults over embezzlement, murder probe

Aug 24, 2013 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED Bo Xilai s police chief and right hand man Wang Lijun appeared in court to testify against him according to Xinhua news

FACING THE COURT. This picture taken on August 22, 2013 and released by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court's Weibo account shows former Chinese political star Bo Xilai (C) standing on trial in the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, east China's Shandong province. AFP / Jinan Intermediate People's Court

China takes the show online for Bo trial

Aug 24, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The court s verified weibo account was set up less than a week ago but has already accumulated more than 400 000 followers as people across China flocked online for updates

FACING THE COURT. This picture taken on August 22, 2013 and released by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court's Weibo account shows former Chinese political star Bo Xilai (C) standing on trial in the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, east China's Shandong province. AFP / Jinan Intermediate People's Court

Defiant Bo Xilai hears further bribery claims in trial

Aug 23, 2013 - 10:59 AM

Bo presented an unexpectedly spirited defense against bribery charges as the trial began on Thursday

FACING THE COURT. This picture taken on August 22, 2013 and released by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court's Weibo account shows former Chinese political star Bo Xilai (C) standing on trial in the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, east China's Shandong province. AFP / Jinan Intermediate People's Court

Corruption trial of China's Bo Xilai begins

Aug 22, 2013 - 9:15 AM

UPDATED The chief judge announces the trial has begun and has called the defendant Bo Xilai to the court the court in Jinan said

DISGRACED. A file picture dated 09 March 2012 of top Chinese politician Bo Xilai. EPA/How Hwee Young

China expunges Bo's once-stellar reputation

Aug 05, 2013 - 3:00 PM

An ongoing makeover is emblematic of the way the ruling Communist Party is scrubbing away the vestiges of the disgraced politician

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

China charges Bo Xilai with corruption, abuse of power

Jul 25, 2013 - 10:15 AM

UPDATE State media reports had said he would face justice for abuse of power taking bribes and improper sexual relations

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

Calls for reform in China Party congress

Nov 08, 2012 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED Chinese President Hu Jintao warned the Communist Party faces collapse if it fails to clean up corruption and called for an economic revamp as he opened a congress to inaugurate a new slate of leaders

CALL FOR REFORM. Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers his address at the opening of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO

It's official: China's Bo Xilai expelled from Communist Party

Nov 04, 2012 - 7:36 PM

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been formally expelled from the ruling Communist party state media said Sunday November 4 in a decision made at a meeting of top party officials that ended just days ahead of a broader once a decade power handover

China prepares for power handover

Nov 01, 2012 - 1:49 PM

Senior members of the Chinese Communist Party debate key issues ahead of a congress that will usher in leaders for the next decade

LEADER-IN-WAITING. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is poised to succeed President Hu Jintao. File photo by AFP

China paves way for Bo Xilai prosecution

Oct 26, 2012 - 2:18 PM

The Standing Committee of the 11th National People s Congress removed Bo from his post late last month

China petition urges fair treatment of Bo Xilai

Oct 23, 2012 - 2:00 PM

Hundreds of backers of Bo Xilai have urged parliament in an online petition not to expose him to a potentially unfair trial over alleged abuse of power and other charges

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

China targets dissent in attack on Bo: analysts

Sep 30, 2012 - 12:06 PM

China s apparent decision to throw the book at disgraced politician Bo Xilai is aimed at killing support for a leader at the core of a scandal that tarnished the Communist Party and threatened its cherished unity analysts said

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

China to punish Bo, sets Nov 8 congress date

Sep 28, 2012 - 7:49 PM

Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be punished for a litany of crimes

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

China's Bo Xilai expelled from Communist Party

Sep 28, 2012 - 6:25 PM

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is expelled from the Communist Party

China starts reshuffle ahead of leadership change

Sep 02, 2012 - 3:04 PM

China s ruling Communist Party has announced a reshuffle to a key post state press said Sunday September 2 a move widely seen as ushering in a once a decade leadership transition later this year

Chinese security personnel guard the Great Hall of the People during a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 11, 2011. AFP PHOTO/GOH CHAI HIN

China court gives Gu suspended death sentence for murder

Aug 20, 2012 - 6:15 PM

A Chinese court handed the wife of disgraced political leader Bo Xilai a suspended death sentence for murder in a case that has rocked the Communist party

China murder case verdict seen in weeks: lawyer

Aug 12, 2012 - 4:24 PM

A verdict in the murder of a British man allegedly by the wife of Chinese politician Bo Xilai could come before the end of the month

Fallen Chinese leader Bo spied on others: report

Apr 26, 2012 - 2:43 PM

Disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai ran an extensive wire tapping system that spied on top officials including the president and contributed to his downfall the New York Times said Thursday April 26

DISGRACED. This photo taken on March 14, 2012, shows Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Photo/Mark Ralston

Ousted China leader's son denies extravagance claims

Apr 25, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Bo Guagua who is currently studying at Harvard in the United States has come under intense scrutiny since his father Bo Xilai and mother Gu Kailai became implicated in the biggest political scandal to hit China in decades

China scandal exposes elite's impunity, need for change

Apr 22, 2012 - 12:55 PM

The toppling of Bo Xilai one of the Communist Party s stars exposes the high level of impunity enjoyed by elites in China