In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai stands before the Shandong Provincial Higher People's Court. The court upheld Bo's conviction and life sentence for corruption and abuse of power. Xie Huanchi/AP hide caption

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Men watch a TV screen showing former Chinese politician Bo Xilai, who was sentenced to life in prison Sunday by a court in Jinan, Shandong Province. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bo Xilai, in white shirt, on Thursday during his trial on corruption charges at the Jinan Intermediate People's Court in China's Shandong Province. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way

After Wild Start, Silence From Bo Xilai Corruption Trial

Chinese authorities clamped down on information coming out of the trial, one day after the defendant appeared to run circles around his accusers.

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In this photo released by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, Bo Xilai appears Thursday on the first day of his trial in eastern China's Shandong province. Interestingly, he was photographed flanked by two very tall policemen. AP hide caption

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Before his fall: Bo Xilai in 2010. Jason Lee/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In this Jan. 17, 2007, photo, Gu Kailai, left, and her husband, Bo Xilai, attend a memorial ceremony for Bo's father. Gu was given a suspended death sentence Monday after confessing to killing a British businessman by poisoning him with cyanide. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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Gu Kailai during today's trial at the Hefei Intermediate People's Court. (Screen image from Chinese TV.) Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Gu Kailai, left, and her husband, Bo Xilai, in 2007. She's been charged with murder. Kyodo/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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