By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor’s influences while consolidating his power. The evening announcement came two years […]
By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into China’s former Security Chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for
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By Didi Tang and Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press JINAN, China (AP) — A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sept. 22, burying the career of one of China’s most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country’s elite.
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press JINAN, China (AP) — The defense strategy of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, who is battling accusations of corruption and shielding a murderer, boils down to this: One of the prosecution’s key witnesses is a liar, and the other is crazy. Four days of testimony at the trial, which […]
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai goes on trial Aug. 22 on corruption charges in a case crafted to minimize damage to the Communist Party and avoid exposure of party infighting or human rights abuses.
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Twitter-like weibo microblogging services have become lively forums for commenting on the events of the day in China’s otherwise tightly controlled media landscape. On July 25, however, the comments about disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s indictment for alleged corruption, bribe taking, and abuse of power were […]
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Former Chinese government official Bo Xilai made recent international headlines with his fall from power and his alleged involvement in corruption. However, Cheng Li, a Brookings Institute senior fellow and Chinese political expert, has observed the scandal in a much different light. “Chinese analysts have been too indulgent in […]
By Wendy Liu For Northwest Asian Weekly When Robert Kapp, founding executive director of the Washington State China Relations Council, first lobbied Governor Dixy Lee Ray for a state-to-province relationship between Washington and Sichuan, it was 1980. With the Washington-Sichuan relationship formally established in 1982, Mayor Charles Royer thought it made sense for Seattle to […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid a huge political scandal over a now-suspended Politburo member, whose wife has been named a suspect in the murder of a British businessman.