Bo claims wife 'always lies'

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has claimed his wife Gu Kailai is 'mad' and 'always tells lies' during his trial on charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power.

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Bo Xilai seen for the first time in 17 months

Bo Xilai was seen in public for the first time in 17 months when he appeared in court. Credit: RTV

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.

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