China’s Rule of Law Scrutinized as Bo’s Wife Begins Murder Trial

China’s Rule of Law Scrutinized as Bo’s Wife Begins Murder Trial

A woman (L) walks by the Intermediate People's Court in Hefei, Anhui province on August 8, 2012. The murder trial of former Chinese leader Bo Xilai's wife which opens on August 9, goes to the heart of a corruption scandal that has rocked the Communist party ahead of a 10-yearly handover of power. Photograph: Peter Parks via AFP/GettyImages