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The Bo Xilai Verdict: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

John Wagner Givens | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

Bo's trial is a political event; his crimes are the same as those committed by almost all Chinese politicians, and were selected for the sake of convenience. As such, the trial tells us next to nothing about rule of law in China.

Another Woman Taking the Fall as the Dynasty Ruptures in China

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Mahlon Meyer

When it is impossible to trust the verdict of a legal system that is in thrall to its politics, we must seek other ways of interpreting its verdicts. We must see its verdicts as a sign of the times. When major changes in governance occur, a powerful woman usually gets offered up as a sacrifice.

Bonfire of the Vanities

Francis Levy | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

According to an article in the Times there are seven things Xi Jinping, China's new leader, wants to eliminate ("China Takes Aim at Western Ideas," N...

Bo Xilai Testifies

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

JINAN, China — The trial of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai resumed Sunday, a day after he said he made mistakes that prompted his top aide's...

Bo Xilai Calls Wife 'Insane' After Damning Testimony

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

By John Ruwitch JINAN, China, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai called his wife insane after she testified at his ...

China in 2013: The Confidence Game

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Will the fifth generation of leadership led by President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, signal China remains future-focused? Will they make moves to manage intra-Party conflicts of interest that, to date, have precluded meaningful political and economic reform?

China: No Proof Murdered Brit Was A Spy

AP | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

BEIJING -- A top Chinese leader said Thursday that there's no evidence the British businessman whose murder became part of a major political scandal w...

'Bo Lost That Game, That's All'

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

By Ben Blanchard CHONGQING, China, Sept 30 (Reuters) - China's campaign to bury fallen politician Bo Xilai under a litany of alleged ...

Disgraced Politician Expelled From Chinese Communist Party

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

BEIJING — China's communist leadership expelled Bo Xilai from the ruling party Friday and sought to bury him with charges ranging from corruptio...

The People's Republic of the Polo Shirt

John Wagner Givens | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

The polo shirt is an example of a Chinese twist on conspicuous consumption. Instead of expensive tailored suits, designer ties and glittering cuff links, nouveau riche Chinese seem content to purchase ever pricier polo shirts.

Neil Heywood Murder Story 'Lacks Evidence,' Says Expert

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

BEIJING — A prominent Chinese government forensic scientist has questioned the cause of death of a murdered British businessman, casting doubt o...

Fans Doubt Chinese Murder Scandal Trial

AP | GILLIAN WONG and ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Left-leaning supporters of ousted Chinese leader Bo Xilai are raising questions about last month's tightly orchestrated trial that convicte...

Police Chief In Bo Xilai Scandal Charged

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

BEIJING — A former police chief whose flight to a U.S. consulate set off China's biggest political scandal in years has been charged with crimes...

Gu Kailai Sentenced To Death

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

HEFEI, China — The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician received a suspended death sentence Monday for the murder of a British businessman, as...

Wife Of Chinese Politician Receives Suspended Death Sentence

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

HEFEI, China — The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician was given a suspended death sentence Monday after confessing to killing a British busi...

After Wife's Trial, Bo Xilai's Fate Still Uncertain

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

BEIJING — The official Chinese account of the murder trial of the wife of a disgraced top politician made clear that she will be convicted, but ...

Gu Kailai Reportedly Suffered From Depression | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

BEIJING — Chinese state media say the wife of the disgraced former Communist Party boss of Chongging was depressed and dependent on medication but w...

The Cultural Revolution Still Haunts China

Eric Margolis | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Two major events in China are sure to shape the world's newest superpower: the sensational murder trial of Madame Gu Kailai, and the top secret leadership conclave at the seaside resort of Beidaihe.

Gu Kailai Doesn't Deny Murder Charges

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.09.2012 | World

HEFEI, China — Testimony in China's most closely watched murder case in decades wrapped up within hours on Thursday as the wife of disgraced pol...

Gu Who?

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

HEFEI, China — The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai stood trial Thursday for the murder of a British former associate in a tightly ...

China Hoping To Clean Up Political Scandal

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

HEFEI, China — The wife of a fallen Chinese leader goes on trial Thursday on charges of murdering a British businessman in a politically charged...

Murder Trial Of Bo Xilai's Wife Opens Thursday

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

BEIJING — The murder trial of the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start next Thursday in Hefei city in east China, two lawyers t...

China's Jackie Kennedy, If Only Jackie Were Accused Of Murder

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Gu Kailai has been many things to many people: devoted wife, ambitious lawyer, gracious host, menacing businesswoman and, now, China's most...

New Details Emerge On Chinese Murder Scandal Trial

AP | ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

BEIJING -- The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has agreed to be defended by two government-appointed lawyers in the murder case against ...

Wife Of Ousted Chinese Politician Charged With Murder

AP | GILLIAN WONG and CHARLES HUTZLER | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

BEIJING — Prosecutors have charged the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide with the murder of a British businessman, th...