Chinese politician to be tried on Thursday

Chinese politician to be tried on Thursday

The trial of disgraced senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start on Thursday.

The former politician will face charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power, after being accused of corruptly using the courts to get his political enemies.

It follows the jailing of his wife and his former police chief, over the murder of British businessman Neil Haywood.  

Reports suggest it is almost certain Bo will be convicted, as China’s prosecutors and judges are controlled by the ruling Communist Party and he could theoretically be sentenced to death.

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