Bo Xilai flanked by police officers
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Bo Xilai trial: Prosecution and defence give closing statements

Former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai has given what appears to be his closing statement on the fifth day of his corruption trial in Jinan.

The former Communist Party chief in the mega-city of Chongqing denies bribery, corruption and abuse of power.

In their closing remarks, prosecutors said no leniency should be shown towards him.

John Sudworth, who is outside the court in Jinan, reports that a reference by Mr Bo in his defence to "superior orders" has disappeared from the transcript.

  • 26 Aug 2013
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