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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.

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...

Newspaper: High-Profile Businessman Killed In China Had Spy Links

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

A businessman who was murdered in China last year had ties to the British secret service, the Wall Street Journal claimed on Tuesday. Neil Heywood...

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...

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...

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...

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...

China Awaits Verdict In Murder Trial Of The Decade

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

BEIJING -- A Chinese court will deliver a verdict in the murder trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai's wife on Monday, as the Communist Party moves ...

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 ...

Chinese Media: Politician's Wife Confessed To 'Tragedy' | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

BEIJING — The wife of the disgraced former Communist Party boss of Chongqing has confessed to murdering a British businessman and apologized for the...

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 ...

Bo's Wife Faces Closely Orchestrated Trail

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

BEIJING — Gu Kailai's day in court will likely be soon – and short. Now that the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been i...

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...

French Architect Arrested In Possible Bo Xilai Link

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodian police have arrested a Frenchman reportedly linked to a politician at the center of China's biggest political s...

China Considers Public Trial For Disgraced Politician

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

BEIJING — China's leadership faces a knotty choice in how to finish off fallen politician Bo Xilai without further damaging the Communist Party'...

New Possible Twist In Chinese Murder Case

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

BEIJING -- A prominent American forensic scientist said Wednesday that Chinese police asked him to analyze an unidentified blood sample, in a possible...

Bo's Wife Reportedly Dressed As Chinese Army General

Reuters | Chris Buckley | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

A woman at the centre of China's biggest political scandal in two decades, wife of deposed political leader Bo Xilai, had once dressed as a military c...

Bo Xilai: China's Newt Gingrich?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

Prior to the scandal, Bo Xilai was the closest thing the Chinese Communist Party had to a Western media darling. But if Bo looks familiar to Western eyes it is because he embodied much of the worst of Western politicians.

British FM: Briton Killed In China Not A Spy

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

LONDON — Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday took the unusual step of publicly insisting that a U.K. businessman who died in s...

Son Of Chinese Fallen Leader Speaks Out On Scandal

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

BEIJING -- The son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai defended his academic record and social life while at university in England and the United St...

China's Security Chief Investigated In Murder Scandal

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's leaders want Bo Xilai's downfall seen as a blow against corruption – not as part of a power struggle. But with a second, even...

Brit Murdered After Threat To Expose Chinese Leader's Wife

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

By Chris Buckley CHONGQING, China, April 16 (Reuters) - The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China ...

Murder Aside, China Inquiry Puts Couple’s Wealth on Trial

The New York Times | ANDREW JACOBS and MICHAEL WINES | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

What began as a scandal involving the mysterious death of Neil Heywood, the British businessman whose body was found in November in a Chongqing hotel ...