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High profile Chinese politician, Bo Xilai is sacked

15 March 2012 Last updated at 12:13 GMT

Chinese State media has announced a major sacking within the ranks of the ruling Communist Party.

It says the party boss in the southwestern city of Chongqing - one of the five central cities of China - has been dismissed in a scandal involving his former police chief.

Bo Xilai was a high profile politician and had been tipped for a place later this year on China's most powerful body, the Standing Committee of the Politburo.

Martin Patience reports.