China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai, right, and his son Bo Guagua in Beijing in 2007
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The Party's Over. The fall of Bo Xilai signals a change in China's growth-at-any-cost model.
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China's Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai
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China's Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends the third plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) in this file photo from March 9, 2012 in Beijing, China. Bo Xilai is to be expelled from the Communist Party and will face prosecution, state media reported 28 Sept. 2012.
China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai (R) and his wife Gu Kailai stand at a mourning held for his father Bo Yibo, former vice-chairman of the Central Advisory Commission of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing in this January 17, 2007 file photo.
Gu Kailai, right, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, will be tried this week for the murder of Neil Heywood, a British businessman, left
Gu Kailai (2nd L), wife of ousted Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Bo Xilai, and Zhang Xiaojun (2nd R), are escorted into the court room for trial at Hefei Intermediate People's Court in this still image taken from video August 9, 2012