Trial Of Bo Xilai Set To Begin In China04:14
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Then Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 11, 2012. (Andy Wong/AP)
Then Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 11, 2012. (Andy Wong/AP)

It's China's biggest political trial in years. Tomorrow the disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is set to appear in court, accused of corruption and abuse of power.

His wife has already been jailed for the murder of a British businessman. The death of Neil Heywood triggered a scandal that exposed deep divisions within China's ruling elite.

From Beijing, the BBC's Martin Patience reports.

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  • Martin Patience, reporter for the BBC in China. He tweets @martinpatience.

This segment aired on August 21, 2013.

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