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China's Bo to plead guilty, but maybe not to all charges: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai has agreed to plead guilty at a trial likely to be held within weeks, three sources said, in an apparent bid to earn a more lenient sentence and allow authorities to close the door on the country's biggest political scandal in decades.Full story

Chinese magazine gives new details on charges against Bo Xilai

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese magazine on Tuesday provided fresh details about the charges against former senior leader Bo Xilai, saying he had accepted bribes while mayor of a northeastern city and prevented an investigation into his wife's murder of a British businessman while local Communist Part Full story

Former China politician Bo's trial could start this week: source

BEIJING (Reuters) - The trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai could begin as early as this week, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the end of China's most sensational scandal in decades. Full story

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China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, in Chongqing municipality, January 26, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

Then Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai listens to Chongqing's Mayor Huang Qifan (not pictured) during a meeting at the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in this file picture taken March 6, 2010.
Then Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai listens to Chongqing's Mayor Huang Qifan (not pictured) during a meeting at the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in this file picture taken March 6, 2010.

Then Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai listens to Chongqing's Mayor Huang Qifan during a meeting at the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in this file picture taken March 6, 2010.REUTERS/Jason Le

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China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, in Chongqing municipality, January 26, 2008.REUTERS/Stringer

File photo of employee walksingpast newly assembled Volvo cars lined up at a parking lot of a Ford manufacturing plant in Chongqing
File photo of employee walksingpast newly assembled Volvo cars lined up at a parking lot of a Ford manufacturing plant in Chongqing

File photo of an employee walking past newly assembled Volvo cars lined up at a parking lot of a Ford manufacturing plant in Chongqing municipality, April 20, 2012. World number two truck maker Volvo AB achieved stronger-than-expected orders and earnings in the second quarter as a recovery in demand