Chinese politician Bo Xilai rips into former police chief

Ousted senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai angrily ripped into his former police chief on the fourth day of his trial, calling him a "vile character" who faked testimony accusing Bo of covering up a murder committed by his wife.

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai stands trial inside the court in Jinan, Shandong province. Credit: Reuters

Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles when his career was stopped short last year by a murder scandal which saw his wife Gu Kailai convicted of poisoning a British businessman.

He is now on trial charged with corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power, the last of which is especially sensitive as it involves allegations Bo challenged the authority of the ruling Communist Party.

Read: Bo Xilai claims his wife is 'mad'

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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.