Four Chinese police officers went on trial charged with covering up the killing of a British man, as the wife of a senior politician awaited the verdict in her trial for his murder. The four men are accused of trying to protect the spouse of Bo Xilai, who was one of China's most senior leaders until his downfall earlier this year in a political scandal that has shaken the ruling Communist party. All four were senior police officials in Chongqing, the southwestern Chinese megacity that Bo ran until he was sacked in March, and where British businessman Neil Heywood's body was discovered in a hotel room last November. It is not clear whether Bo knew about the alleged cover-up. Nothing has been heard from the charismatic and ambitious former leader since he was sacked from the powerful 25-member Communist Party Politburo in April and placed under investigation for corruption. Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong.
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