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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. beyondbrics

    August 9, 2012

    New York headlines

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

  35. 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...

  36. beyondbrics

    August 9, 2012

    London headlines

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

  37. 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...

  38. August 8, 2012

    Gu’s sister fronted property company

    The sister of Gu Kailai – the Chinese politician’s wife whose trial for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood...

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