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Bo Xilai Trial Will Be Broadcast Live to Reporters, Phoenix Says

Bo Xilai Trial Will Be Broadcast Live to Reporters, Phoenix Says
Police patrol at the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, on Aug. 21, 2013 where ousted Politburo member Bo Xilai will soon go on trial. Photographer: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Ousted Politburo member Bo Xilai’s corruption and abuse-of-power trial in the eastern Chinese city of Jinan will be broadcast live to journalists in a nearby hotel, Phoenix Television reported.

The court arranged for the broadcast and will file updates about the trial on its microblog account, Phoenix reported last night, citing an unidentified official from the Taiwan Affairs Office of Shandong province, where Jinan is located.

A woman who answered the information hotline given to journalists for Bo’s trial, which is set to begin tomorrow, said she hadn’t received any notice about a live broadcast. Three calls to the Shandong Taiwan Affairs Office rang unanswered today.

Bo’s trial will bring China’s biggest political crisis since the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests a step closer to its conclusion. He faces bribery and corruption charges dating back to his time as mayor of Dalian in the 1990s, while the abuse-of-power charge is believed connected to the 2011 killing of a British businessman in Chongqing when Bo was Communist Party secretary there.

Bo’s wife Gu Kailai was convicted last year of murdering the businessman, Neil Heywood, and was given a suspended death sentence.

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