Bo Xilai, Gu Kailai, and Wang Lijun

We’re back with a new recording of one of the first cases we covered on Criminal Records. Bo Xilai was one of the rising stars of China’s Communist Party, but his political dreams came crashing down when a close business partner was found dead in mysterious circumstances.

Featured image: Bo Xilai in 2007, meeting with US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.

Journalists wait outside a cordon during Bo’s trial. (Image source)

Items relevant to the trials of Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang, one Bo’s close political allies who was also convicted for corruption. (Image source)