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  1. 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...

  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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  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. 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...

  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. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  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 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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,...

  37. 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...

  38. July 26, 2012

    Beijing reaches consensus on Bo Xilai case

    In public at least, China’s political leadership transition was supposed to follow a carefully crafted script. Months of...

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