Bo’s trial concludes

August 26, 2013 5:44 am


Bo Xilai seen here in southwest China's Chongqing in 2008/XINHUA
Bo Xilai seen here in southwest China’s Chongqing in 2008/XINHUA
JINAN, China Aug 26 – The first-instance trial of Bo Xilai, charged with bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, concluded at 1:04pm on Monday at the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court.

The court will pronounce the verdict at a date to be decided.

The whole court investigation phase of this case was completed on Sunday morning.

Bo, 64, is former secretary of the Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and a former member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.

At Sunday morning’s hearing, the prosecution and defence cross-examined the testimony that Wang Lijun, former vice mayor and police chief of Chongqing Municipality, gave at the court on Saturday afternoon on the charge of power abuse against Bo.

Prosecutors also presented more evidence.

In the previous days of trial, prosecutors also accused Bo of accepting bribes from businessmen Tang Xiaolin, general manager of Dalian International Development Co. Ltd, and Xu Ming, chairman of Dalian Shide Group Co. Ltd. and embezzling 5 million yuan from a government project.


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