FILE - This combination of file video images taken from CCTV shows Gu Kailai, left, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, standing during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in ... more 
FILE - This combination of file video images taken from CCTV shows Gu Kailai, left, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, standing during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in Hefei in eastern China's Anhui province, Aug. 9, 2012, and former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun speaking in his trial at the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province. Only a few people heard it, but when Bo Xilai, Gu's husband and the Communist Party boss of the megacity of Chongqing, slapped his police chief Wang across the face, it would end up reverberating far and wide. The smack unleashed tales of murder and conspiracy at the highest levels of the Communist Party — and eventually, the politician's own undoing. A day earlier, the chief had confronted Bo with some unwelcome information: He had evidence Bo's wife had killed a British businessman in China. Bo's stinging rebuke sent the top cop fleeing into the arms of American officials, creating the party's most embarrassing scandal in decades. Now the final chapter in the saga is about to unfold: a closely orchestrated trial, opening Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in which the 64-year-old Bo is virtually assured of being convicted of corruption and abuse of power. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP video, File) CHINA OUT, TV OUT less 
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