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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. October 6, 2013

      Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution, Pace Gallery, London – review

      Li told me at the opening of this superb first UK solo show that his title refers not only to political/ideological betrayal...

    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 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. August 22, 2013

      Defiant Bo Xilai lashes out at accusers as trial opens in China

      The most significant trial in China in decades opened on Thursday with an unusual display of defiance from Bo Xilai, the...

    7. August 18, 2013

      Trial of former party secretary Bo Xilai to begin on Thursday

      The long-awaited trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician whose dramatic purge revealed discord within the ruling...

    8. July 25, 2013

      Bo Xilai faces trial in China on corruption charges

      Bo Xilai, the former high-flying Chinese politician whose dramatic purge sparked the most serious political upheaval in the...

    9. December 26, 2012

      A year in a word: Princeling

      (noun) the child or grandchild of a top leader in the Communist Party of China According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was the...

    10. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2012

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Nate Silver is giving Obama a 92 per cent chance of a second term. - But what do the other pundits...

    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. beyondbrics

      October 16, 2012

      Q&A: Jamil Anderlini, the FT's Beijing bureau chief - Bo and the leadership

      The FT’s bureau chief Jamil Anderlini has just concluded a lively online debate on Google+ about China’s forthcoming...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 28, 2012

      [SNAP] Bo expelled and to face charges

      Bo Xilai, the controversial former Chongqing leader, has been expelled from China’s Communist party and will face criminal...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    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 16, 2012

      Assange could be stuck in embassy

      Julian Assange could end up stuck in the Ecuadorean embassy for months or even years, if previous incidents are anything to...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. August 8, 2012

      City of justice readies for Gu’s trial

      As Gu Kailai passed the day in a Hefei detention centre ahead of the most anticipated Chinese trial in decades, local...

    36. August 6, 2012

      Gu trial raises ghost of ‘Gang of Four’

      When Gu Kailai appears in court on Thursday, it will be the most anticipated trial in China since the Gang of Four took the...

    37. August 3, 2012

      China to give UK access to Gu Kailai trial

      Chinese authorities have agreed to allow two British officials into the courtroom to observe the murder trial of Gu Kailai,...

    38. July 27, 2012

      Bo awaits fate after wife’s indictment

      The result of the upcoming murder trial against Gu Kailai, the wife of the purged Chinese star politician Bo Xilai, is very...

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