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BEIJING - Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from public office, according to a decision made at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Friday.
The meeting also yielded the decision to transfer Bo's suspected law violations and relevant evidence to judicial organs for handling.
The decisions were made after attendees at the meeting deliberated over and adopted an investigation report on Bo's severe disciplinary violations, which had been submitted by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
At a meeting held on April 10, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee were briefed on the investigation into the incident in which former Chongqing Vice Mayor Wang Lijun entered the US Consulate General in Chengdu without permission as well as the reinvestigation into the suspected murder of British citizen Neil Heywood by Bogu Kailai, Bo's wife.
Based on Bo's mistakes and responsibilities in the two cases, as well as evidence of his other discipline violations uncovered during the investigations into the two cases, the CPC Central Committee decided to suspend Bo's membership in the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and the CPC Central Committee and the CCDI filed the case for investigation.
Investigations have found that Bo seriously violated Party disciplines while heading the city of Dalian, Liaoning Province, and the Ministry of Commerce and while serving as a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and as Party chief of Chongqing Municipality.
Bo abused his power, made severe mistakes and bore major responsibility in the Wang Lijun incident and the intentional homicide case of Bogu Kailai.
He took advantage of his office to seek profits for others and received huge bribes personally and through his family.
His position was also abused by his wife Bogu Kailai to seek profits for others, and the Bo family accepted a huge amount of money and property from others.
Bo had or maintained improper sexual relationships with a number of women.
He was also found to have violated organizational and personnel disciplines and made erroneous decisions in the promotion of personnel, resulting in serious consequences.
The investigation also uncovered evidence that suggests his involvement in other crimes.
Bo's behaviors have yielded serious consequences, badly undermined the reputation of the Party and the country, created very negative impacts at home and abroad and significantly damaged the cause of the Party and the people.