Bo Xilai: China awaits trial of disgraced politician
21 August 2013 Last updated at 23:26 BST
Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, is to go on trial in the city of Jinan on Thursday.
Mr Bo, who has not been seen in public for 18 months, is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power.
John Sudworth reports from Jinan.