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.
For the first time we've heard allegations and confessions which shed light on the circumstances leading up to the murder of Neil Heywood.
The fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai has come out fighting in what many predicted would be a show trial written by the Communist Party.
China's ruling party is hoping to close the case, control the coverage of this historic trial and clamp down on any support he still has.