In the dock

How to follow the Bo Xilai trial as it happens

August 22, 2013
August 22, 2013

China’s highest-profile court case in 30 years, the Bo Xilai trial, isn’t lacking in coverage, despite authorities’ attempts to heavily manage it. Here’s a short list of sources for live news and analysis.

Live blog: The Jinan Intermediate Peoples’ Court, where Bo is standing trial, is providing official live updates, including photos, via its Sina Weibo page (link in Chinese, registration required). For non-Chinese speakers, the Wall Street Journal and South China Morning Post are offering English-language live-blogging.

Twitter list: Social media is going into overdrive as the trial gets underway. Here is a short list of tweeters Quartz is following.

Background: Reuters has a breakdown of the main players in the scandal, and the BBC and New York Times each have a timeline of events leading to his trial. The Wall Street Journal has an 18-minute video documentary.

With additional reporting by Jennifer Chiu.

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