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In Chongqing, Bo Xilai's support endures in face of Beijing's new assault on his legacy

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - In this steamy metropolis of more than 30 million people on the banks of the Yangtze River, it doesn’t take much to find people who still talk in reverential terms about Bo Xilai, Chongqing’s incarcerated and disgraced former Communist Party head who was removed from office more than five years ago.

New party boss of Chongqing demands banishment of "evil legacy" of Bo Xilai

BEIJING (Reuters) - The new leader of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing has demanded officials banish the "evil legacy" of its former party chief Bo Xilai, state media said on Tuesday, a man jailed for life in 2013 after a dramatic corruption scandal.

Five Years Later, Bo Xilai’s Shadow Looms Over Chongqing

Five years after former Communist Party bigwig Bo Xilai saw his ambitions for high office spectacularly quashed by scandal, party inspectors say his "pernicious influence" lingers in the Chinese megacity he once governed. Their verdict...Show More Summary

2010: Wen Qiang, prey of Bo Xilai

2 years agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

On this date in 2010, Chongqing politician Wen Qiang was executed for corruption — but the rival who felled him was on the brink of his own destruction. Wen, the longtime Public Security Bureau chief in the southwestern city of Chongking, was a big dog to most. To Bo Xilai, Wen looked more like trophy […]

Panama Papers Reveal Ownership of French Villa Tied to Bo Xilai Scandal

A villa in the south of France was a key link in the 2011 murder of a British businessman by the wife of Bo Xilai, a former Communist Party bigwig.

Chongqing blazes economic trail as Bo scandal recedes

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - The economic success of the metropolitan area of Chongqing in central China was in the balance following the jailing four years ago of its charismatic Communist Party chief Bo Xilai, a rising star in the political elite.

Chinese court upholds life sentence for former Bo Xilai aide

BEIJING (Reuters) - A court in northeastern China on Monday upheld a life sentence for a former aide of disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai, saying an initial guilty verdict for bribery should stand, state media reported.

China recommends life term for wife of disgraced official Bo Xilai

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing court has recommended a suspended death sentence for the wife of disgraced former Politburo member Bo Xilai be commuted to life in jail due to acts of repentance and no further criminal activity, Chinese media said on Monday.

Former ally of jailed China official in good health shortly before death: report

BEIJING (Reuters) - A 44-year-old former business ally of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was in good health in jail shortly before he died of a heart attack, a Chinese online news outlet reported, adding to the mystery over his death.

Business ally of China's Bo Xilai dies in prison: media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Xu Ming, a former business ally of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, has died in prison of illness, local media reported on Sunday. He was 44.

Exclusive: China ex-security chief warned Bo Xilai he would be ousted - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has charged former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang with leaking state secrets because he warned political ally Bo Xilai in 2012 that Bo was about to be ousted, a crime that can be punishable by death, sources told Reuters.

Bo Xilai's French villa up for sale at the low, low price of $8.5 million

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A luxury French villa owned by jailed Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been placed on the market for around $8.5 million. [ more › ]

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

4 years 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 over allegations that she was Bo Xilai's mistress

4 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Actress Zhang Ziyi has reportedly reached an undisclosed settlement with US-based rumor web site, 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?

4 years agoHumor : 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

4 years 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...

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