July 27, 2012 – Bo Xilai’s Wife Charged With Murder: Prosecutors indicted the wife of Bo Xilai, the fallen Chinese politician, on charges of murdering a British businessman, setting the stage for China’s most sensational criminal trial in 30 years. Pictured above, a January 2007 file photo, Bo Xilai, right, and wife Gu Kailai attend a funeral for his father in Beijing.
An investigation has found that Mr. Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, poisoned Neil Heywood with the help of a family aide, believing the Briton threatened her son’s safety following a financial dispute, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
The announcement suggests that the Communist Party leadership has reached a consensus on how to handle the murder case at the core of China’s worst political crisis since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Chinese leaders, now gathering for an annual summer conclave, are thought to be anxious to draw a line under the scandal ahead of a once-a-decade leadership change in the fall, diplomats and analysts say. Follow the link below for the complete story. Click the link below for the complete article.
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