Ex-Top Cop Charged in Bo Xilai Case

A former Chinese police chief has been charged with defection, taking bribes, and abuse of power in connection with the Bo Xilai scandal that has rocked the country’s political class, according to state media. The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office told the BBC that Wang, who had been considered a major scourge of organized crime, fled to the U.S. consulate in a city near Chongqing shortly before Bo Xilai’s wife was accused in the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. She was later convicted of the killing. The BBC has reported that the charges against Wang appear to be an attempt to bring the debacle to a speedy end.