SPYING

Bo Xilai Wiretapped Top Officials

Ousted Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai has been linked to the wiretapping of fellow Chinese politicians, including President Hu Jintao, leading to an investigation by the government and his subsequent removal from office. Until recently, the story of Bo has been one of a Communist Party official who was ousted because he pushed too hard for populist reforms (with a curious twist of his wife being suspected of murdering a British businessman). The wiretapping accusations were left out of the public account of Bo’s removal from office. Bo's brother resigned as an executive from the corporation Everbright on Wednesday while his son penned a letter defending his lifestyle.