China

Maoists Don't Want Bo Xilai Expelled from Chinese Communist Party

The far left tries to defend one of their own

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A group of Chinese leftists has issued a public letter calling on the country's largely rubber stamp parliament not to expel disgraced former top leader Bo Xilai from its ranks, saying the move is legally questionable and politically motivated. 

Stripping membership from Bo—the one-time Communist Party chief of Chongqing who is accused of abusing power, taking huge bribes and other crimes—also removes his immunity from prosecution, and paves the way for formal charges against him.