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China to Suspend Bo Xilai From Top Party Committees, Xinhua Says

Bo Xilai is Removed from the Politburo and Central Committee
Bo Xilai, the charismatic but controversial Communist Party leader of China's Chongqing metropolis, has been removed from his post, the state news agency Xinhua said. Photographer: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

April 10 (Bloomberg) -- China’s Communist Party will suspend Bo Xilai from the Politburo and central committee, the top ruling bodies, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Bo Xilai is suspected of being involved in “serious discipline” violations, it said. China’s police are also re-examining the death of Neil Heywood, who died in Chongqing, it said. According to a new investigation, Heywood may have been murdered, Xinhua said. Bo’s wife Bogu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun, an orderly at Bo’s home, are “highly suspected” of involvement in the crime, the news agency said.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Henry Sanderson in Beijing at hsanderson@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Richard Frost at rfrost4@bloomberg.net

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