China parliament expels Bo Xilai

China's parliament has formally expelled disgraced politician Bo Xilai. It paves the way for criminal proceedings because it removes his immunity from prosecution.

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Bo Xilai expelled as party tries to clear up scandal

The National People's Congress Standing Committee confirmed it had approved a decision to remove Bo as a deputy - but gave no further details. Communist Party leaders are trying to resolve the country's political scandal as they prepare for the transition of power to the next generation of leaders.

  • Bo had been a rising political star and his toppling exposed sharp infighting in the party's uppermost ranks
  • Bo's downfall has been spectacular: His wife, Gu Kailai, was convicted of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood
  • His former right-hand man was accused of taking bribes, abusing power and trying to defect to the United States, among other crimes
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