China: Gu Kailai to Get Fair Trial

    FILE - In this file photo taken on March 11, 2012, Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. North Carolina-based Boxun.com was forced to move to a new web hosting service Friday, April 20, 2012,  after its previous host said the attacks were threatening its entire business, website manager Watson Meng told The Associated Press. He believes the attacks were ordered by China's security services, but it isn't clear where they were launched from. The assaults on Boxun's server followed days of reporting on Bo Xilai, formerly one of the country's most powerful politicians, who was fired as head of the mega-city of Chongqing and suspended from the party's Politburo amid accusations of his wife's involvement in the murder of a British businessman. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

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    China's state newspaper said that Gu Kailai, wife of ousted political figure Bo Xilai, will receive a fair trial for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. Gu has been charged, along with a family employee, of intentional homicide in Heywood's death. Bo was a high-ranking Chinese politician and some had speculated he would join the Communist party's top political body, but he is now under investigation for "serious violations of discipline." Some believe that Bo and his family were being sabotaged by political enemies. "As Gu Kailai is the wife of Bo Xilai, a dismissed member of the political bureau, the case has drawn widespread attention," noted an editorial in China's Global Times. "A trial held according to law will strengthen the Chinese people's confidence in the country's legal system."

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