Bo's trial continues for third day
Updated: 2013-08-24 10:40
Photo taken on Aug 21, 2013 shows the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, in Jinan, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/Xinhua]
JINAN - The Jinan Intermediate People's Court on Saturday held the third-day hearing on the case of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power involving Bo Xilai.
Wang Zhenggang, then director of the Dalian municipal bureau of urban and rural planning and land, continued to give testimony in court on the charge of embezzlement against Bo.
The 64-year-old Bo is former secretary of the Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and former member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.
Prosecutors accused Bo accepted bribes worth about 21.8 million yuan (about $3.5 million) from businessmen Tang Xiaolin and Xu Ming and embezzled five million yuan in public funds from the Dalian municipal government. He was also accused of abusing power when dealing with his wife Bogu Kailai's murder case and the defection of his associate, Wang Lijun, in 2012.
Bo denied the bribery and embezzlement charges during the two days of trial. Despite the weekend, the trial went on to maintain continuity as agreed by prosecutors, the defendant and his lawyers.
Fallen senior official Bo Xilai rejected his wife's testimony, saying that she is "crazy" and "always tells lies" on Friday, the second day of a high-profile public trial.
Bo, 64, a former member of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Political Bureau and former Party chief of Chongqing, was accused of accepting bribes worth about 21.8 million yuan ($3.5 million) from Tang Xiaolin, general manager of Dalian International Development, and Xu Ming, chairman of the Dalian Shide Group, and of embezzling 5 million yuan in public funds from the Dalian government. [Full story]
Former senior official Bo Xilai denied bribery charges against him during the first day of the high-profile court hearing on Thursday.
Bo stood on trial on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power at Jinan Intermediate People's Court. [Full story]