Bo Xilai ridiculed for defence in Chinese state media

The fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been described as "arrogant" and "scheming" in state media reports today after he came out fighting at his corruption trial yesterday.

The Communist party-run Guangming Daily said Bo's attitude towards witnesses is "swollen with arrogance", calling him "scheming, domineering and duplicitous".

In a commentary on the People's Daily website, Bo's feisty defence is described as "futile quibbling".

"The evidence in irrefutable," the newspaper writes. "Of course Bo Xilai has the right to defend himself ... but if he lacks sincerity, then his excuses will be ridiculed."

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