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Gary Locke to Step Down as U.S. Ambassador to China in Early 2014
Gary Locke, the U.S. ambassador to China, announced that he will step down from his diplomatic post in early 2014 for personal reasons. “When I met with President Obama earlier this month, I informed him of my decision to step down as ambassador in early...
Fallen Chinese Politician Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison
BEIJING — China’s charismatic but divisive fallen party chief Bo Xilai has been sentenced to life in prison. A Chinese court handed down the harsher than expected verdict in an attempt to turn the page on the biggest political scandal in China in decades. Bo was...
China's Corruption Trial Turns into Steamy Soap Opera
BEIJING -A murder and corruption scandal that has rocked China’s Communist Party unraveled when a prominent police chief fell in love with a top official’s wife who had killed a British businessman. The police chief then got slapped by the husband and ran to...
China's Bo Xilai Defiant in First Day of Corruption Trial
BEIJING–When disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was marched out in front of a Jinan courtroom Thursday in the eastern province of Shandong, he was flanked by two towering court officers. They dwarfed the 6’1″ former Chinese Politburo member. For Bo, known for his stature and...
Xi Jinping Era Begins in China as Secretive Leadership Lineup Unveiled
The Xi Jinping era began in China today with a smile and an apology. Xi and his six fellow Chinese Politburo Standing Committee members were supposed to meet the media and the world at 11 a.m. Beijing time but did not walk out onto the dais inside the Great Hall of the People until minutes before
Former Chinese Leader's Influence Holds Sway as Transition Begins
(Image Credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo) After the most politically tumultuous year in a generation, which saw the scandal-ridden fall of party official Bo Xilai and the Sino-U.S. diplomatic kerfuffle over blind activist Chen
Disgraced Leader Bo Xilai Faces Bribery and Sex Charges
The fall of Bo Xilai was nearly complete today when China’s Politburo expelled him from the Communist Party, paving the way for him to stand trial on a list of charges that include bribery, involvement in a murder, and “improper sexual relations” with a number...
Bo Xilai's Top Cop Gets 15 Years. Is Bo Next?
China’s most famous ex-cop, Wang Lijun, the former police chief to fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for charges that included attempted defection to the United States and covering up a murder. Wang’s flight into the U.S. consulate...
China: Bo Xilai's Former Ally Emerges From 'Vacation-style Therapy' for Trial
Amidst the distraction of the widespread anti-Japanese demonstrations raging across China, Wang Lijun, the former police chief of the city of Chongqing, finally emerged from seven months of “vacation-style therapy” for a court hearing Tuesday in the western Chinese city of Chengdu. He faced ...