Bo Xilai

  • China court upholds life sentence for Bo Xilai October 25, 2013

    Jinan: A court in eastern China rejected an appeal by ousted senior politician Bo Xilai on Friday and as expected, upheld his life sentence on charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power. It said the evidence against him was clear. Bo, once a rising star in China's leadership circles who...
  • China's Bo Xilai allowed to appeal against life in jail October 9, 2013

    A court in eastern China on Wednesday allowed ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai to appeal against a life sentence handed out last month on crimes of corruption and abuse of power. Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles and cultivated a loyal following through his charisma and populist,...
  • China: Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison September 22, 2013

    A Chinese court has convicted fallen politician Bo Xilai of corruption and sentenced him to life in prison, capping one of the country's most lurid political scandals in decades. The Jinan Intermediate People's Court convicted the former Politburo member and Chongqing city Communist Party chief on charges of taking bribes, embezzlement...
  • China braces for verdict on disgraced leader Bo Xilai case on Sunday September 21, 2013

    China, on Saturday, braced for the verdict of its most politically sensitive trial involving disgraced Communist Party leader Bo Xilai, who till last year posed a major challenge to the current reformist leadership with efforts to revive hardline Maoist ideology. The Intermediate People's Court in Jinnan city, which conducted Bo's unprecedented...
  • China to announce verdict on ousted leader Bo Xilai on September 22 September 19, 2013

    A Chinese court will announce its verdict on ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai on Sunday following his trial last month on charges of corruption and abuse of power. China's courts come under the control of the ruling Communist Party and are certain to find Bo guilty. State media, which speaks...
  • Bo Xilai's trial underscores China's resolve for rule of law August 28, 2013

    The openness and transparency in the trial of disgraced Chinese Communist Party (CPC) leader Bo Xilai have come in for praise both at home and abroad, according to a commentary on Tuesday. The case also underscores the Party's resolve to push the rule of law in China, the Xinhua commentary...
  • As Bo trial ends in China, prosecutor demands severe punishment August 27, 2013

    Jinan: Chinese prosecutors demanded a heavy sentence for ousted top politician Bo Xilai as his divisive, dramatic trial ended on Monday, saying his "whimsical" challenge to charges of bribery, graft and abuse of power flew in the face of the evidence. Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles when...
  • At trial, Chinese prosecutor demands heavy sentence for Bo Xilai August 26, 2013

    Chinese prosecutors demanded a heavy sentence for ousted top politician Bo Xilai on Monday, the fifth day of his landmark trial, saying his "whimsical" challenge to bribery, graft and abuse of power charges flew in the face of the evidence. Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles when his...
  • Chinese politician Bo Xilai denounces former police chief as vile liar August 26, 2013

    Ousted senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai angrily denounced his former police chief on Sunday on the fourth day of his trial, calling him a "vile character" who faked testimony implicating Bo in covering up a murder committed by his wife. Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles when his...
  • Chinese politician Bo Xilai admits 'shame', denies protecting wife August 25, 2013

    Ousted senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai admitted to shaming his country and poorly handling a defection attempt by his former police chief after he told Bo his wife had committed murder, but Bo denied trying to protect her from the accusation. Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles when...
  • Bo Xilai calls key witness 'a mad dog' during trial, says wife's evidence 'laughable' August 23, 2013

    Disgraced Chinese Communist Party leader Bo Xilai sprang a surprise on the first day of his high profile trial on Thursday by defiantly going back on his earlier testimony, calling a witness a "mad dog" and describing his wife's evidence against him as "laughable". Appearing in public for the first time...
  • Bo's other son thanks China for allowing father to speak freely: Report August 23, 2013

    The elder son of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has thanked authorities for allowing his father "to speak his true mind" at his trial and said Bo has stood by his ideas despite an investigation that lasted 500 days, the New York Times said. Bo put up a feisty defence on...
  • Bo Xilai continues his rebel image during court trial August 22, 2013

    Disgraced Chinese Communist Party leader Bo Xilai sprang a surprise on the first day of his high profile trial on Thursday by defiantly going back on his earlier testimony, calling a witness a "mad dog" and describing his wife's evidence against him as "laughable". Appearing in public for the first time...
  • China's Bo Xilai puts up feisty defence, says was framed August 22, 2013

    Fallen politician Bo Xilai put up a feisty defence on Thursday as he faced political trial, saying he was framed in one of the bribery charges against him and had admitted to it against his will during interrogation. The 64-year-old former Communist Party chief of the southwestern city of Chongqing has...
  • Divisive, dramatic case of Bo Xilai comes to trial in China August 22, 2013

    Jinan: The long-awaited trial of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai opens on Thursday, beginning the final, dramatic chapter of the country's most politically charged case in more than three decades. Bo, 64, will appear in public for the first time in 17 months in a court in the eastern city of...
  • Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai to face "open trial" on Aug 22 August 18, 2013

    Bo Xilai, a former strongman of the ruling Communist Party who was purged last year over a major scandal, will face an "open trial" on August 22 on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, Chinese state media said today. Bo, former boss of the Communist Party in Chongqing city,...
  • China charges politician Bo Xilai with corruption July 25, 2013

    Jinan: China charged disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai with bribery, abuse of power and corruption on Wednesday, paving the way for a trial that is seen by many as a test for legal reform and President Xi Jinping's commitment to combat corruption. Prosecutors in the eastern city of Jinan in Shandong...
  • China silent on Bo trial despite talk it could start today January 28, 2013

    Beijing: China's government is giving no details on the trial of shamed senior leader Bo Xilai, the final chapter in its worst political scandal in decades, as speculation mounted the case could be heard as early as Monday. A Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper, the Ta Kung Pao, reported on Friday that...
  • China appoints Gen Fang Fenghui as new Army Chief October 26, 2012

    Beijing: Amidst looming national leadership transition and escalating tensions with Japan, China on Thursday appointed a new army Chief of Staff along with several other top officers, sidelining generals associated with disgraced Communist Party leader Bo Xilai. General Fang Fenghui, who was one of the few military commanders regarded as...
  • Bo Xilai expelled from Communist Party for sex September 29, 2012

    Beijing: China's ruling Communist Party on Friday expelled disgraced leader Bo Xilai accusing him of corruption, sex and sleaze ahead of a generational change in leadership, and ordered that he face trial for covering up the role of his wife in the murder of a British businessman. The Politburo meeting of...
  • China: Party expels disgraced leader Bo Xilai September 28, 2012

    Beijing: Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was expelled from the ruling Communist Party on Friday and is now slated to face corruption and other criminal charges, the latest step in a scandal that has overshadowed a political transition set to take place in early November. The party's Politburo said that Bo,...
  • China: Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence August 20, 2012

    Hefei (China): The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician was given a suspended death sentence on Monday after confessing to killing a British businessman in a case that rocked the country's top political leadership. A suspended sentence is usually commuted to life in prison after several years. Gu Kailai received the sentence...
  • Bo Xilai's wife admits to murder of British businessman August 10, 2012

    Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced Chinese Communist Party leader Bo Xilai has admitted to poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood. ...
  • China: Motive revealed for Briton's murder April 16, 2012

    Chongqing: The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader's wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said. It was the first time a specific motive had been revealed for...