In rare openness, China microblogs Bo Xilai trial

A website blog run by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court shows a picture of Bo Xilai attending the trial, near barricades outside the court in Jinan, in eastern China's Shandong province on Thursday Aug. 22, 2013. Disgraced populist politician Bo Xilai went on trial Thursday accused of abuse of power and netting more than $  4 million in bribery and embezzlement, marking the ruling Communist Party's attempts to put to rest one of China's most lurid political scandals in decades. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — Much of China was riveted to the stream of microblog updates from the trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai — even a TV anchorwoman on a live national program checked her cellphone for the latest posting.

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