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China: Bo Xilai charged with corruption and abuse of power

25 July 2013 Last updated at 13:53 BST

The Bo Xilai scandal, which exposed corruption claims and infighting at the top of the Communist Party, was one of the biggest to rock China in years.

China has now charged the disgraced politician, Bo Xilai, with bribery, corruption and abuse of power, state media say.

Bo Xilai, formerly the Communist Party chief of Chongqing, was expelled from the party after a scandal surrounding the murder of a British businessman.

John Sudworth reports from Shanghai.

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