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.
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.