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 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 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.