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    Chinese Ex-Police Chief: I Defected

    BEIJING - MARCH 06:  Wang Lijun, Chief of Chongqing Public Security Bureau, attends a meeting during the annual National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 6, 2011 in Beijing, China. Known as 'liang hui,' or 'two organizations', it consists of meetings of China's legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), and its advisory auxiliary, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wang Lijun

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    A former police chief in China on Tuesday admitted that he defected and said he did not contest charges of bribe taking and illegal surveillance, a court official said. Wang Lijun, the former police chief in southwest Chongqing province, who exposed the cover-up of the death of a British businessman in February by going to the U.S. consulate, allegedly admitted in court that he tried to conceal the murder of the businessman by former party boss Bo Xilai’s wife, according to an official account of the trial. Foreign reporters were barred from attending the trial. Many have speculated that Wang would say Bo had ordered the cover-up—signaling more charges are to come for Bo.

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