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Ex-top China politician Bo Xilai admits "mistakes" at trial

Ex-top China politician Bo Xilai admits "mistakes" at trial
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Disgraced former politician, Bo Xilai has admitted he “made mistakes, harmed the Party and the nation’s reputation”.

The ex-member of China’s politburo has been accused of abuse of power. It is the third day of his trial.

Though Bo denies embezzlement, he did say he feels he should take some responsibility for state money ending up in his wife’s bank account.

Wang Lijun, who once was police chief of Chongqing, has been testifying against Bo. Wang is serving a 15 year sentence for offences including defection and covering up the killing of British man Neil Heywood by Bo’s wife Gu Kailai. She was given a suspended death sentence for the murder.

Bo was once tipped for the highest level of government before scandal engulfed both he and his wife. She has testified against him.

Foreign press are not allowed at the trial but the court is releasing transcripts and posting on Chinese social media sites.