China cops on trial for covering up murder

Four Chinese police officers appeared in court on Friday charged with covering up the killing of the British man whom the wife of Chinese party boss Bo Xilai is on trial for murdering.

The four men are accused of trying to protect the spouse of Bo Xilai, who was one of China’s most senior leaders until his downfall earlier this year in a political scandal that has shaken the ruling Communist party.

All four were senior police officials in Chongqing, the southwestern Chinese megacity that Bo ran until he was sacked in March, and where British businessman Neil Heywood’s body was discovered in a hotel room last November.

It is not clear whether Bo knew about the alleged cover-up.

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