Once one of China's most powerful leaders Bo Xilai has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to life in jail.
Disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of all the charges he faced of corruption.
For the first time we've heard allegations and confessions which shed light on the circumstances leading up to the murder of Neil Heywood.
Day two of the Bo Xilai trial and police have widened the cordon around the court considerably. They want to avoid a repeat of yesterday's crowds and individual protests.
Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has fought back in court after being accused of corruption and covering up the murder of a British businessman.
Bo recanted a confession of bribery when prosecutors alleged he used his wife and son to help collect more than £2.5 million in illicit funds as he stood trial in China's biggest political scandal in decades.
ITV News China correspondent Angus Walker reports from the court in Jinan, eastern China:
Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has denied one of the corruption charges against him at a court in eastern China.
A court blog cited him as saying that he never received a bribe from Tang Xiaolin, the general manager of Hong Kong-based export company Dalian International Development Ltd.
He also stands accused of receiving about 21.8 million yuan (£2.3 million) in bribes from Xu Ming, a plastics-to-property entrepreneur who is a close friend.
Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai was seen in public for the first time in 17 months when his trial opened in the eastern city of Jinan.
The picture, issued by the Jinan court, showed a clean-shaven Bo standing in the dock without handcuffs, his hands crossed in front of him, and flanked by two policemen.
The long-awaited corruption trial of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has opened under tight security, the Associated Press reported.
Bo, 64, appeared in public for the first time in 17 months in a court in the eastern city of Jinan, where he faces charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power.
The trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, who faces charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power, will begin on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said.
His wife, Gu Kailai, and police chief, Wang Lijun, have both been jailed over the scandal stemming from the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.