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Latest News Wires Bo Xilai trial to begin Thursday, but is it already decided?

The outcomes of criminal cases in China against senior figures like Bo Xilai are usually decided in advance in secret negotiations aimed at securing the defendant's cooperation.

By Gillian WongAssociated Press / August 18, 2013

Ng Han Guan/AP/File

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai goes on trial Thursday on corruption charges in a case crafted to minimize damage to the Communist Party and avoid exposure of party infighting or human rights abuses.