China court rejects Bo final appeal over bribery

Oct 25, 2013

China court rejects Bo final appeal over bribery

A Chinese court on Friday rejected fallen politician Bo Xilai’s appeal against his conviction and confirmed his life sentence, state media reported, a ruling likely to seal his fate as authorities look to close a damaging scandal. “The Shandong High Court rejected the appeal ...

Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive

Sep 23, 2013

Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s prospects of an eventual comeback evaporated Sunday after he was sentenced to life in prison and permanently deprived of all political rights, but aspects of his legacy may live on, experts said. The charismatic former Politburo member surprised many ...

| Sep 23, 2013

Bo trial shows obedience, not corruption, is party's goal

The conviction of disgraced top politician Bo Xilai was less about eradicating ubiquitous corruption in China and more about warning Communist Party cadres to stay loyal to the new leadership or suffer the consequences, observers say. President Xi Jinping, who took office earlier this ...

Hotel-style prison likely awaits Bo

Sep 22, 2013

Hotel-style prison likely awaits Bo

Fallen highflier Bo Xilai can expect hotel-style treatment at a jail for China’s political elite, where he will enjoy comfortable surroundings but be constantly monitored by government agents, former prisoners say. Hidden in wooded hills north of Beijing, guards stand outside the red gate ...

Aug 30, 2013

Smiling 'Brother Watch' put on trial

A Chinese official with a penchant for luxury watches who sparked outrage after he was photographed smiling at the scene of a fatal accident went on trial Friday for corruption, reports said. Yang Dacai was dubbed “Brother Watch” by Chinese Internet users after images ...

Bo tears into witness in new twist during graft trial

Aug 24, 2013

Bo tears into witness in new twist during graft trial

Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai launched a scathing attack Saturday on a key witness in his corruption trial, saying even the stupidest official knows not to discuss bribery where he can be overheard. During the trial, Bo admitted “some responsibility” for 5 million yuan ...