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A ‘Stain’ on China: Full Statement from Mother of Murdered U.K. Businessman

It’s been almost a year since Bo Xilai, the onetime Chinese Communist Party bigwig, was convicted of corruption and abuse of power, and more than two years since his wife was jailed for the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood.

It’s official: The Chinese government is at war with adultery

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

When Bo Xilai, the poster child for Chinese corruption and intrigue, was finally expelled from the Communist Party in September 2012, the official notice that listed his crimes contained an unusual reference to his personal life: Bo “had or maintained improper sexual relations with multiple women," the Communist Party explained. Now, almost two years later, what […]

Zhang Ziyi settles libel case with Boxun.com over allegations that she was Bo Xilai's mistress

9 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Actress Zhang Ziyi has reportedly reached an undisclosed settlement with US-based rumor web site Boxun.com, which she had sued last year for libel after it had published stories saying she was sleeping with government officials for money—one of the officials being Bo Xilai. [ more › ]

What is China censoring today?

10 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

According to a recent study by ProPublica, images insta-censored on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo include pics of corrupt politician Bo Xilai yawning, archive images of the Korean war, and the lead singer of underground rock group Happy Avenue.

Xi vs. the Strongmen: The Battle for Reform in China

No story out of China over the last year and a half has received as much attention as the Bo Xilai case. Much of what intrigued people about the Bo case was unique to it, including Bo’s flamboyant personality and the Hollywood-like drama of his downfall. Show More Summary

New Chinese Political Party Defies Ban

Supporters of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai formed the China Zhi Xian Party last week, defying the country's ban on the formation of political parties. The Communist Party has not allowed any opposition parties to be established since it came to power following the 1949 revolution. Show More Summary

Bo Xilai supporters flip CPC the bird, form new political party

10 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Supporters of Bo Xilai, who is now serving a life sentence, have reportedly established a new political party naming Bo "chairman for life," and it looks like the CPC won't be pleased. [ more › ]

Chinese Court Rejects Bo Xilai Appeal

A court today upheld ousted politician Bo Xilai's conviction and life sentence for corruption and abuse of power in the final decision of one of China's most politically charged trials in decades. The denial of Bo's appeal by the Shandong Provincial Higher People's Court came as no surprise, with many...

China court upholds Bo Xilai's life sentence

Former Chongqing Communist Party leader was convicted in September on charges of corruption and abuse of power.

It's over: Bo Xilai's appeal rejected, faces life sentence

11 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Shangdong High People's Court has rejected the appeal of Bo Xilai and upheld his life sentence for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, Xinhua news agency reported this morning. [ more › ]

In Mess Bo Left, an Opportunity for Beijing

Cleaning up after fall Communist Party star Bo Xilai in his former stronghold presents China's new leadership to demonstrate that illegalities committed in the course of criminal prosecutions will not be tolerated.

Fallen Chinese Politician Bo Xilai Loses Appeal

Bo Xilai, the disgraced Communist Party boss, had his appeal against a life sentence for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power denied Friday during a brief hearing at the Shandong Higher People’s Court in eastern China. This final dishonoring of China’s most charismatic and controversial politician was never in any doubt. Show More Summary

China Rejects Ousted Politician Bo Xilai’s Appeal

(JINAN, China) — A court on Friday dismissed ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s appeal against his conviction and life sentence for corruption and abuse of power in one of the country’s most politically charged trials in decades. The...Show More Summary

Provincial Court to Hear Bo Xilai Appeal

The Bo Xilai chronicle is bound for an additional chapter, after the Shandong Higher People’s Court approved his appeal submission on Wednesday. After one of China’s biggest political showtrials at the end of August, the former Chongqing politician was sentenced to life imprisonment on Sept. Show More Summary

Chinese court agrees to Bo Xilai appeal

11 months agoNews : CNN's This Just In

A Chinese high court has agreed to hear an appeal from convicted former Communist party senior Bo Xilai, according to a statement released by Jinan Intermediate People's Court. Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison for bribe-taking, as well as 15 years for embezzlement and seven years for abuse of power after he was […]

Top China Stories from WSJ: Bo Appeal, Iron Man, Yum Woes

Bo Xilai has filed an appeal against his conviction for bribery and abuse of power; Walt Disney Co. is building an Iron Man attraction at its Hong Kong theme park; Yum Brands Inc.'s third-quarter profit fell 68%.

What the Bo Xilai Trial Means For China’s Legal System

The unusual trial of fallen Communist Party star Bo Xilai has raised hopes for a more transparent legal system in China. Whatever happens, writes veteran China law scholar Stanley Lubman, one fundamental fact has not changed.

The Legacy of Bo Xilai

As expected, Bo Xilai, the disgraced former party boss of Chongqing and a member of the Communist Party’s Politburo, was found guilty of corruption and abuse of power by a court in the city of Jinan on September 22. Despite a dramatic...Show More Summary

China's Disgraced Top Official Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison

Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power.

Unequal in Life and Death

Chinese cyberspace is asking: What’s different about kebab vendor Xia Junfeng and Gu Kailai, the wife of once-powerful Chinese politician Bo Xilai and the daughter of a celebrated revolutionary? Mainly: Mr. Xia was executed on Wednesday, while Ms. Gu remains alive in prison.

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