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Chinese police chief in connection to Gu Kailai trial ends

The trial of ex-police chief Wang Lijun at the centre of a divisive political scandal in China has ended, bringing the country's leadership closer to resolving a case that exposed infighting and hit plans for a transfer of power to new leaders.

Wang's admission over Chinese politician Bo Xilai's involvement in the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood lead to Bo being ousted from the communist leadership and his wife's conviction for murder.