China hails progress in corruption crackdown

2014-01-10 19:12

China has hailed its crackdown on corruption, saying "new progress and achievements" had led to a 13.3% increase in the number of people punished last year.

China's Xilai allowed to appeal life sentence

2013-10-09 12:58

A court in eastern China has allowed ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai to appeal against a life sentence handed out last month on crimes of corruption and abuse of power.

China to investigate former security czar

2013-08-30 14:58

China's top leaders have endorsed a corruption investigation into a former security czar who was once one of the country's most powerful politicians, a Hong Kong newspaper reports.

Bo claims to wear 50yr-old undies at trial

2013-08-26 11:56

Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai has attempted to counter accounts of his family's luxury lifestyle by telling his corruption trial his underwear was five decades old.

Disgraced Bo Xilai mounts feisty defence

2013-08-23 10:04

Fallen Chinese political star Bo Xilai has launched an unexpectedly spirited defence at his corruption trial, fiercely denying he took $3.5m in bribes.

Mother of murder victim in Bo saga speaks

2013-08-12 10:06

The mother of the Briton whose murder led to the downfall of Communist politician Bo Xilai has broken her silence, calling on authorities to mitigate the consequences of his death.

China charges Bo Xilai with corruption

2013-07-25 08:08

China's once high-flying communist politician Bo Xilai has been indicted for bribery and abuse of power, say reports, following a scandal that exposed divisions at the highest levels of government.

Top international scandals of 2012

2012-12-27 11:46

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China frees jailed opponent of Bo Xilai

2012-11-20 15:22

A Chinese official sentenced without trial to hard labour for opposing the Maoist revival policies of disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been freed and is seeking compensation, says his lawyer.

China's Communist Party congress closes

2012-11-14 09:02

China's ruling Communist Party has closed a pivotal congress that has approved a new leadership committee, putting Vice President Xi Jinping on course to take power in a landmark transition.

Briton killed by Bo's wife was spying

2012-11-06 18:51

A British businessman murdered by the wife of top Chinese politician Bo Xilai had informed on the couple for over a year to his country's spy agency, a report says.

China clears way for Bo prosecution

2012-10-26 07:51

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the country’s parliament and stripped of his legal immunity, clearing the way from his prosecution, a report says.

China: Disgraced Bo expelled from party

2012-09-28 14:02

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will face corruption and other criminal charges, the latest step in a scandal that has overshadowed a political transition now set to take place in early November.

Bo's ex-police chief on 'open' trial

2012-09-18 09:00

An ex-police chief who triggered the Chinese Communist party's biggest scandal in years just months ahead of a sensitive leadership change has gone on "open trial" on bribery-related charges.

China: Leftists defy party, back Bo Xilai

2012-08-21 11:01

Leftist supporters of China's toppled politician Bo Xilai are digging in for an unusually defiant defence of their hero, arguing that he and his wife are victims of a plot in the Communist Party.

Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence

2012-08-20 07:18

A Chinese court has sentenced the wife of disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai to death but has suspended her execution.

Bo Xilai's fate still uncertain

2012-08-11 14:05

An extraordinarily lengthy report on the trial of the wife of a disgraced top Chinese politician clarifies that she will be convicted and punished, but leaves questions over the fate of her husband.

Chinese police 'admit' murder cover-up

2012-08-10 21:04

Four Chinese police officers have admitted in court to covering up the killing of a British businessman to protect the wife of a senior politician charged with his murder, an official says.

Politics reign in China murder trial

2012-08-07 13:00

In a tightly orchestrated China murder trial involving the wife of a fallen Chinese leader, authorities are seeking to keep the corruption question out.

Bo Xilai's wife charged with murder

2012-07-26 14:59

The wife of disgraced Chinese political leader Bo Xilai and an orderly working in the couple's home have been charged with murdering a British businessman, says a report.


China court rejects Bo Xilai appeal

2013-10-25 07:05

A Chinese court has rejected fallen politician Bo Xilai's appeal against his conviction and confirmed his life sentence, state media reports, a ruling likely to seal his fate.

Chinese graft clampdown praised after Bo trial

2013-09-23 09:04

Chinese state media has praised the country's legal system and Beijing's anti-corruption drive following fallen politician Bo Xilai's trial, which it said was a landmark achievement.

Bo hints at love triangle as trial ends

2013-08-27 08:58

China's most sensational trial in decades has ended with disgraced politician Bo Xilai hinting at a love triangle involving his wife and former right-hand man - both key witnesses.

Bo's crimes 'serious': China prosecutors

2013-08-26 08:59

The crimes of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai were "extremely serious", prosecutors say as his bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power trial began moving into its final stages.

Fallen Chinese high-flyer Bo goes on trial

2013-08-22 09:04

Ousted Chinese political star Bo Xilai has gone on trial for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, asking to be treated "fairly" at the start of the high-profile prosecution.

China's Bo Xilai accused of $4m graft

2013-07-30 14:04

Corruption charges against Chinese politician Bo Xilai will date back to an earlier stage of his career, media has reported - a focus that could contain political fallout from the case.

China ex-minister gets suspended death

2013-07-08 10:08

A Chinese court has given a former minister a suspended death sentence, the highest-ranking official to be punished for corruption since new leaders took office vowing to clean up the Communist Party.

China sacks official after sex-tape shots

2012-11-23 14:00

China has sacked a district Communist Party official after images of him having sex with his mistress were splashed across microblog websites.

Xi warns of unrest if graft not tackled

2012-11-19 10:01

If corruption is allowed to run wild in China then the ruling Communist Party risks major unrest and the collapse of its rule, state media has quoted Communist Party chief Xi Jinping as saying.

How China's leadership is selected

2012-11-08 09:29

China's communist elite are meeting to install a new generation of leaders in a process that is part public show and part backroom politicking.

Chinese censors block New York Times

2012-10-26 10:02

Chinese censors have blocked online searches related to the New York Times as well as the newspaper's websites after it published an investigation on the wealth of the Chinese premier's family.

Bo's son suspected in wife poisoning

2012-10-07 16:03

Months before his fall from power, Chinese politician Bo Xilai suspected a plot to poison his second wife and questioned whether his son by his first marriage was involved.

China: Evidence in doubt in Briton's murder

2012-09-28 09:00

A Chinese forensic expert says she doubts the official version of what caused the death of a British businessman whose murder has touched off the nation's biggest political scandal in decades.

China: Official sidelined over car crash

2012-09-03 14:01

China's leadership transition has been hit by reports of fresh scandal, with a senior official being demoted after sources said the ally's son was involved in a crash involving a sports car.

Gu Kailai's 'light' sentence draws anger

2012-08-20 13:00

Chinese web users have been posting angry reactions to Gu Kailai's suspended death sentence, with many saying she was given special treatment as the wife of a former political leader.

China: Gu Kailai murder verdict date set

2012-08-17 08:20

A Chinese court will issue its verdict in the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced former Communist party leader Bo Xilai, says a local government official.

China: Politician's wife admits killing

2012-08-10 22:29

The wife of the disgraced former Communist Party boss of Chongqing has confessed to murdering a British businessman, apologised for the "tragedy" she caused and was ready to accept her punishment.

'Facts will speak' in China murder trial

2012-08-08 12:00

The son of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told CNN the "facts will speak for themselves" in the case of his mother, who is set to go on trial over the murder of a British businessman.

China: Bo's wife to be spared death

2012-08-06 13:15

The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is all but certain to be found guilty of murder when she goes on trial, but will likely escape execution, legal experts say.

China: Party members quizzed over letter

2012-05-24 10:26

Chinese police have interrogated Communist Party veterans who publicly called for the ousting of the country's top security official ahead of a leadership change, party members say.

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