Bo Booted From China's Politburo

    FILE-In this Aug. 26, 2007 file photo, then China's Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai gestures during a news conference with ASEAN Trade Ministers and their Dialogue Partners at the conclusion of the 39th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting  in Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. China's ruling elite gather this week for the year's biggest political event and the buzz is mainly about one particularly savvy player, the son of a revolutionary who's reaped national acclaim by targeting gang leaders and corrupt police. Chongqing Communist Party boss Bo Xilai is riding a wave of popularity for the anti-gang crusade in the boisterous Yangtze River city that saw dozens of law enforcement officials arrested for collusion. State media have gushed about Bo's resolve in editorials.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

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    China says ousted high-profile leader Bo Xilai has been suspended from the Communist Party’s 25-member Politburo and placed under official investigation on suspicion of “serious discipline violations.” Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, is reportedly a suspect in the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, according to the Associated Press. Bo was sacked as Chongqing’s Communist Party leader on March 15, after he reportedly had a falling out over the murder scandal with his ex-police chief Wang Lijun, who then sought asylum in a U.S. consulate. Wang is detained in Beijing and being investigated for treason.

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