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

From the spear that divided a nation to Lance Armstrong losing his Tour de France titles, here are some of 2012's most sensational stories.

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.


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.

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