CORRUPTION

Top Chinese Cop Tried for Treason

The former police chief who sparked one of China’s biggest political scandals will be put on trial for treason next month. Wang Lijun tried to take asylum in the U.S. Consulate in February after confronting aspiring leader Bo Xilai about his wife’s participation in the murder of a British businessman. Bo is under investigation and was suspended from the government. The South China Morning Post reports that “In a bid to have both cases wrapped up before the party congress, relevant departments are at present sparing no effort and racing against the clock.”