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China's Bo Xilai to go on trial Thursday

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Disgraced politician Bo Xilai, whose downfall heralded China's biggest political scandal for decades, will stand trial from Thursday for bribery, graft and abuse of power, it was announced Sunday. 

In a file photo taken on March 9, 2012, Bo Xilai leaves after the third plenary session of the National People's Congress's (NPC) annual session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Bo will stand trial from Thursday, state media said on Sunday.

Bo, once one of the country's most powerful leaders, will go on trial at Jinan Intermediate People's Court in the eastern province of Shandong, Xinhua news agency said.

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