This Oct. 1, 2009, file photo shows marchers representing the national flag walking past Tiananmen Square in a parade of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on Changan Avenue in central Beijing. Newscom
Tourists hike along the Great Wall of China in Mutianyu, north of Beijing, on Jan. 12. Stephen Shaver/UPI/Newscom
In this Sept. 8, 2010, photo Beijing's tallest building, the 75-story China World Tower III, is reflected in a mirror at left near another building in Beijing. Ng Han Guan/AP
The Jin Mao Tower is seen behind an apartment building in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China, on Jan. 10. Carlos Barria/Reuters
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower shines in blue lights in Shanghai, east China, on Nov. 13, in honor of the 4th World Diabetes Day, which falls on Nov. 14. Newscom
Chinese visitors visit the Forbidden City, in Beijing, on Jan. 14. Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye/Newscom
Interior of The Temple of Heaven complex is shown in Beijing, on Jan. 14. Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye/Newscom
Pedestrians walk past the Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, east China, on Nov. 22, 2008. Newscom
A view of the interior of the Bayi Building in Beijing before the arrival of US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Jan. 10. Larry Downing/Reuters
In this Dec. 3, 2010, photo a high-speed passenger train runs past workers at a newly built Shanghai Hongqiao High-Speed Railway Station in Shanghai, China. AP
This Oct. 26, 2010, file photo shows the reservoir of the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, in central China's Hubei Province. Du Huaju/Xinhua/AP/File
This Nov. 25, 2007, file photo shows buried terracota warriors dating from 210 BC at the Qiu emperor's site in Xian, China. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom
The former provincial police chief, Wang Lijun, triggered China’s biggest political scandal in two decades.
Tom Lasseter, McClatchy /
September 6, 2012
A former police chief whose dramatic overnight stay at a US consulate in February set off the biggest political scandal to hit China in years has been indicted on charges that involve defection, abuse of power, and taking bribes, state media said Wednesday.