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Did Bo Xilai Slap or Punch Wang Lijun?

The sentencing of Bo Xilai to life in prison has settled the big questions, but one mystery remains: whether the former party chief of Chongqing slapped or punched his erstwhile ally and chief of police.

Bo Xilai claims Wang Lijun defected because he was 'in love' with Gu Kailai

Was Wang Lijun's dramatic flight to the US Consulate in Chengdu the result of unrequited feelings for Bo Xilai's wife Gu Kailai? That's what Bo claimed in a Jinan court on Monday, saying that Wang was 'in love' with Gu. [ more › ]

Hu Xijin, editor of the Global Times, on the Bo Xilai trial

"I don’t want to discuss what crime Bo committed-that is up to the court to decide. I just want to say that your subordinate Wang Lijun caused such a stir, and that your wife killed a man. By being drawn into these big scandals, you have already seriously defamed the Party and the government. Show More Summary

Bo Xilai admits to cheating on his wife, punching Wang Lijun

The third day of Bo Xilai's trial in Jinan, Shandong province produced some of the most interesting revelations, as Bo admitted to multiple infidelities (while maintaining that his wife is 'crazy') and to hitting his deputy, Wang Lijun. [ more › ]

Wang Lijun is having a great time in prison you guys

Jailed former Chongqing police chief and Bo Xilai right hand man Wang Lijun is living a comfortable life in his prison on the outskirts of Beijing, according to a source close to the Wang family. [ more › ]

Chongqing police chief Wen Qiang may have been executed on false evidence

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When 20 million yuan was found buried beneath the pond of former Chongqing police chief Wen Qiang it was held up by Wen's successor, megalomaniacal fashionista and bazooka enthusiast Wang Lijun, as a perfect example of the corruption that was rife in the city before Bo Xilai cleaned house. [ more › ]

Wang Lijun: The corrupt, fashion loving police chief who brought down the Bo family

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Wang Lijun, Chongqing Vice-Mayor and Public Security Bureau chief under Bo Xilai, instigated this year's most fascinating story, and destroyed his patron's career when he apparently attempted to 'defect' to the US in February this year. Show More Summary

Wang Lijun: Police chief, criminal, fashionista

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

As China begins to publically dismantle the legacy of Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun's tenure in Chongqing, the media has slowly begun to dismantle the reputations of the fallen leaders as well. [ more › ]

Wang Lijun and his Smurfs

2 years agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

You don’t know Wang Lijun (???). You may have last seen him being charged with various serious crimes committed when he was police chief and Bo Xilai strong man in Chongqing, for which he was ultimately sentenced to 15 years in jail....Show More Summary

Jailed Chongqing mafia boss claims he was forced to frame lawyer

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

When Li Zhuang, a 50-year-old lawyer from Beijing, was accused of fabricating testimony in favour of his client as part of Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun's crackdown against the Chongqing mob, there was outcry from both the national and international legal community. [ more › ]

Chongqing sex-tape scandal: Photos of Lei's mistress emerge, Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun implicated

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

More details have emerged about disgraced Chongqing official Lei Zhengfu and his 18-year-old mistress, a sex-tape of whom was leaked last week. [ more › ]

Despite Political Brouhaha, China Still Has Economic 'Firepower'

Chinese policemen on Sept. 24 stand outside the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court, where Wang Lijun, an ex-police chief who triggered the Chinese Communist party's biggest scandal in years, awaited his verdict. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images. WASHINGTON -- For...

The Slap that Changed China's History

On September 24, the former police chief of Chongqing, Wang Lijun, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on four charges: bending the law for personal interest, defection, abuse of power and corruption. He is at the center of China's biggest political scandal in recent memory, the murder of a British businessman by the wife of Chongqing Communist Party high flier Bo Xilai.

Video: Why Wang Lijun May Serve Less Than 15 Years

The former police chief of Chongqing, Wang Lijun, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The WSJ's Jeremy Page explains why, despite the charges typically carrying heavier penalties, he may have gotten off with a lighter sentence...

Top China Stories from WSJ: Wang Lijun Verdict, Hon Hai Riot, Rich List Reshaped

Many of China's richest citizens have seen their wealth shrink this year; a riot at an electronics factory left at least 40 people injured; a court handed a 15-year jail sentence to the former police chief of Chongqing who triggered turmoil in the Communist Party elite.

China's Well-Greased Kangaroo Courts

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Financial Times's Jamil Anderlini describes today's sentencing of Wang Lijun, a former Chinese Communist party insider now immersed in a web of intrigue, as "a hasty process that had all the trappings of a show trial."

Former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun sentenced to 15 years in prison

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Opening yet another chapter in the political saga that has had China watchers gripped for months, former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for the four charges of "bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking". [ more › ]

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2 years agoNews : Reason

More swing state voters rust medicare in the hands of Obama over Romney. Of course, Ponzi schemers will be happy with either.  A flight attendant with a concealed carry permit was detained and charged with disorderly conduct after trying to board a plane with a.38 revolver in her purse. Show More Summary

Bo Xilai’s Top Cop Gets 15 Years. Is Bo Next?

China’s most famous ex-cop, Wang Lijun, the former police chief to fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for charges that included attempted defection to the United States and covering up a murder. Wang’s flight into the U.S. consulate...

Morning Brief: Police chief in Bo Xilai scandal sentenced to jail

Police chief in Bo Xilai scandal sentenced to jail Top news: On Monday, a Chinese court in Chengdu sentenced Wang Lijun, the former police chief who exposed a murder scandal involving top politician Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai after fleeing to a U.S. Show More Summary

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