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New York Times Hacking Highlights Other Cases

The New York Times admitted on Wednesday that it had been the victim of a four-month hacking campaign, apparently in response to its probing of premier Wen Jiabao’s family’s wealth. The attacks, it reported, seemed...

Chongqing, a Slippery Stepping Stone

The CPC Central Committee has appointed Sun Zhengcai to fill Bo Xilai’s former position as Chongqing’s Party chief, following interim secretary Zhang Dejiang’s appointment to the Politburo Standing Committee...

NPC Paving Way for Bo Xilai Trial

The South China Morning Post reported Tuesday that The National People’s Congress will likely strip Bo Xilai of his membership next week, which would revoke the disgraced former Chongqing party chief’s legal immunity...

Forensic Expert Explains Challenge to Heywood Story

This week, senior forensic scientist Wang Xuemei published a blog post challenging the official explanation for the death of British businessman Neil Heywood. Gu Kailai, whose husband Bo Xilai will now face charges related to...

Official Expert Questions Heywood Cause of Death

One of China’s most senior forensic scientists has challenged the official explanation for Neil Heywood’s death in a now deleted blog post. Gu Kailai, wife of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, confessed to...

Wang Lijun Sentenced to 15 Years

Xinhua reports that former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison “for bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking”. Wang, the former vice...

Details of the Trials of Wang Lijun

Xinhua has published a detailed nine-page account of Wang Lijun’s trial, held in Chengdu on Monday and Tuesday this week, for defection, abuse of power, corruption and “bending the law for selfish means”....

Trial Date Set for Former Chongqing Police Chief

Former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun, charged last week with defection, abuse of power and corruption, is to stand trial next Tuesday in Chengdu. Officials have promised an open trial, but CNN’s Steven Jiang reports...

Bo Supporters Drawing Battle Lines Within the CCP

With Gu Kailai’s murder trial and conviction yesterday, leftist allies of disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai remain adamant that he and his wife are victims of a conspiracy to curb his political rise and have...

Gu Kailai Found Guilty of Heywood Killing

Gu Kailai, wife of deposed Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, and family aide Zhang Xiaojun were declared guilty on Monday of the intentional homicide of British businessman Neil Heywood. Zhang was sentenced to nine years for his...

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