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'Feisty defence' from Bo Xilai as trial begins in China

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has fought back in court against charges of bribery, on the opening day of the country's biggest political trial in decades.

Mr Bo said he was coerced into making a confession and rubbished testimony from witnesses who included his wife.

The former Chongqing Communist boss is also charged with corruption.

The BBC's Martin Patience said Bo Xilai had mounted a "feisty defence" on "an extraordinary day".

  • 22 Aug 2013
  • From the section Asia
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