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CHINA’S DIRTY AFFAIRS Bo Booted From China's Politburo Bullit Marquez / AP Photos

Bo Booted From China's Politburo

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.

April 10, 2012 12:31 PM