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BBC: China's Bo Xilai 'expelled from party to face charges' (28 September 2012)
His wife, Gu Kailai, was convicted in August of killing UK national Neil Heywood and given a suspended death sentence.


The state news agency, Xinhua, said Mr Bo would face charges relating to alleged corruption, abuse of power, bribe-taking and improper relations with women.


In addition to the sentence passed on Gu Kailai, Chongqing's former police chief Wang Lijun has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for ''bending the law, defection, abuse of power and bribetaking".

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 06:47:43 AM EST
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"abuse of power and and improper relations with women" - weren't those the things that basically defined the great Chairman?

Am I right in concluding that the expulsion is a pre-requisite, i.e. that he couldn't be tried while a member? Surely that's not way thing work officially?

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 06:53:43 AM EST
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