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China’s Bo Says He’s Not Under Investigation Amid Wang Probe

Bo Xilai, the Communist Party secretary of China’s Chongqing municipality, said he is not under investigation as the government probes his former police chief, who spent a night in a U.S. consulate last month.

Bo, 62, took reporters’ questions in Beijing today after he was absent from a session of the National People’s Congress yesterday, calling into question his political future amid an investigation into Chongqing Vice Mayor Wang Lijun, whose stay at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu sparked speculation that he was seeking asylum. Bo said he was ill and apologized for drawing attention to himself.