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China says committed to probing political scandal

China's ruling Communist Party says it is committed to probing a political scandal that includes an investigation into the suspected murder of a British businessman.

The statement by the official Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday follows appeals from Britain's senior politicians for a swift investigation that is free from political meddling.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague both held talks with China's propaganda chief, Li Changchun, during his visit to Britain and demanded assurances over inquiries into the death of Briton Neil Heywood.

That's a sign of the extraordinary international aspects attached to the dismissal of powerful politician Bo Xilai that has set off China's biggest political crisis in years.

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