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    1. July 29, 2014

      Timeline: The downfall of China’s security chief

      Zhou Yongkang’s demise is rooted in the downfall of Bo Xilai, the charismatic “princeling” and former politburo member who...

    2. September 23, 2013

      China seeks to erase Bo Xilai influence

      A hint of a sneer flickered across the face of Bo Xilai as he stood handcuffed and flanked by two giant policemen while his...

    1. September 22, 2013

      China court sentences former party chief Bo Xilai to life in jail

      Disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai has been handed a life sentence for bribe-taking, embezzlement and abuse of power in a...

    2. The A-List

      September 17, 2013

      The Beijing power plays behind the Bo trial

      The trial of Bo Xilai is not lacking in drama. China-watchers everywhere have been following the case of the former member...

    3. August 26, 2013

      Bo Xilai trial exposes the man and his rivals

      Prosecutors demanded “harsh punishment” for fallen Chinese political star Bo Xilai as the country’s most dramatic political...

    4. August 25, 2013

      Bo Xilai and his former henchman trade barbs as China trial continues

      Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai and former henchman Wang Lijun traded accusations of treachery and violence over the...

    5. August 24, 2013

      Bo Xilai trial hears charges of abuse of power

      The trial of the purged Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been adjourned until Monday after the court said on Sunday that all...

    6. August 23, 2013

      Bo trial exposes lavish world of China elite

      For the past two days China has been transfixed by a political drama that reads like the OJ Simpson trial and the life of...

    7. August 23, 2013

      China’s Bo Xilai returns to court for second day of trial

      As the Chinese trial of the century prepared to go into a third day, the court in Jinan on Friday heard details of the...

    8. August 6, 2013

      Bo Xilai supporter arrested for urging masses to gatecrash trial

      A prominent journalist and supporter of Bo Xilai has been arrested by police in Beijing after he allegedly called on...

    9. December 14, 2012

      Gu Kailai

      Gu Kailai was a successful and glamorous lawyer married to one of the rising stars of China’s Communist party. So when she...

    10. November 21, 2012

      China crackdown targets executives’ perks

      BEIJING – China will ban executives from state-owned banks and financial companies from spending extravagantly on cars and...

    11. October 27, 2012

      China starts criminal probe into Bo Xilai

      BEIJING, October – China moved quickly on Friday to announce it had formally begun a criminal probe into disgraced former...

    12. October 4, 2012

      China’s naked truths reveal emperor’s garb

      The Chinese Communist party would like the world to believe that the forthcoming trial of Bo Xilai will be a triumph of...

    13. The World

      October 1, 2012

      Bo Xilai: a clean-up that risks more mess

      After a murder comes disposal of the body. Neil Heywood, the British businessman who got mixed up with China’s powerful Bo...

    14. September 28, 2012

      Bo charges highlight party’s challenge

      More than six months after removing Bo Xilai as Communist party secretary of the municipality of Chongqing, the national...

    15. September 28, 2012

      Bo faces threat of death penalty

      China’s rulers have put on a forceful show of unity after the country’s biggest political scandal in decades, kicking Bo...

    16. September 24, 2012

      Wang case dashes hopes of legal reform

      When Wang Lijun, the former Chongqing police chief and right-hand man to disgraced politician Bo Xilai, was sentenced to 15...

    17. September 24, 2012

      China jails Wang Lijun for 15 years

      The man who sparked China’s biggest political scandal in decades has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for defection,...

    18. September 19, 2012

      First hint of criminal charges for Bo

      China has given the first indication that Bo Xilai, the purged politician whose scandal threw the ruling Communist party...

    19. September 18, 2012

      Trial of Chinese police chief ends

      The trial of Wang Lijun, the most senior Chinese communist party official ever to seek asylum at a foreign consulate, ended...

    20. September 17, 2012

      Trial starts of Bo’s former police chief

      The trial of an ex-police chief at the centre of China’s worst political scandal in decades began on Monday, with a...

    21. September 14, 2012

      Bo’s former police chief to stand trial

      The former police chief at the heart of China’s biggest political scandal in decades faces trial next week on charges of...

    22. September 5, 2012

      Bo’s former police chief charged

      China has laid charges against the police chief who triggered its biggest political crisis in years, moving a step closer to...

    23. August 20, 2012

      Gu verdict provokes online uproar

      The verdict and sentence in China’s most sensational trial in 30 years were virtually foregone conclusions but they have...

    24. beyondbrics

      August 20, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Gu Kailai guilty of Heywood murder * Anti-Japanese protests sweep China * Lonmin workers trickle back to mine after 44...

    25. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      There are calls to limit the role of Chinese investors in consortiums bidding for UK nuclear contracts. Several people...

    26. August 20, 2012

      Gu Kailai jailed for Briton’s murder

      A Chinese court has handed the wife of deposed politician Bo Xilai a suspended death sentence for the murder of a British...

    27. August 19, 2012

      Gu Kailai verdict set for Monday

      The verdict in the murder trial of the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be announced on Monday, wrapping...

    28. August 13, 2012

      Chinese groups turn to law in disputes

      These are busy days for judges in China. With companies going bust and investments failing more people are turning to the...

    29. The World

      August 10, 2012

      Gu Kailai, Pussy Riot and show trials

      Show trials are not what they used to be. The murder trial of Gu Kailai – the wife of the fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai...

    30. August 10, 2012

      China’s show trial puts Beijing to test

      The trial of Gu Kailai for the murder of a British businessman is being hailed in China as a model of openness. The...

    31. August 10, 2012

      Heywood demanded £13m, Gu trial told

      The hasty trial this week of Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, on charges of poisoning her British business...

    32. beyondbrics

      August 10, 2012

      New York headlines

      * China’s growth engine starts to sputter * China car sales defy broader slowdown * SpiceJet Cuts Delhi Flight Plan on Fees...

    33. beyondbrics

      August 10, 2012

      London headlines

      * Gu Kailai declared ‘main perpetrator’ * Yahoo’s $4bn reversal? Alibaba cash may stay put * UN urges US to cut ethanol...

    34. August 9, 2012

      Bo central to scripted political drama

      The Gang of Four – Mao Zedong’s wife Jiang Qing and three other party members – got six weeks in court for their trial over...

    35. beyondbrics

      August 9, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Chinese data point to sluggish economy * StanChart seeks advice over countersuit * India industry contracts in June * Gu...

    36. August 9, 2012

      Gu Kailai declared ‘main perpetrator’

      Chinese prosecutors have accused Gu Kailai, wife of fallen politician Bo Xilai, of being the “main perpetrator” in the...

    37. beyondbrics

      August 9, 2012

      London headlines

      * Chinese inflation falls to 1.8% * StanChart seeks advice over countersuit * Gu Kailai murder trial starts in Hefei...

    38. August 8, 2012

      Maoist protesters show support for Bo 

      A small group of Maoist protesters gathered near a courthouse in central China on Wednesday afternoon, demonstrating their...

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