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Bo Rumor Free-for-All Shows China Struggling to Control Internet

Bo Xilai’s downfall shows the Internet as both a menace and a prop for the ruling Communist Party, which has swung between closing down sites and letting rumors go unchecked.

On April 10, the official Xinhua News Agency announced the suspension of Bo, 62, from the Politburo, saying he was "suspected of being involved in serious discipline violations." His wife, Gu Kailai, 53, was "highly suspected" in the homicide of a British businessman, the news agency said.