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Trial resumes for ex-police chief in China scandal

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CHENGDU, CHINA (AP) -

A Chinese court is resuming a trial for a former police chief at the center of a divisive political scandal that shook China's leadership.

   The Intermediate Court in the city of Chengdu resumed proceedings against Wang Lijun on Tuesday, a day after holding an unannounced closed-door hearing on charges related to his surprise flight in February to a U.S. consulate.

   Wang was a headline-grabbing police chief in the nearby city of Chongqing and aide to senior politician Bo Xilai when he fled to the U.S. consulate and told of the murder of a British businessman.

   In the fallout since, Bo was ousted from the leadership, his wife was convicted of the murder and the scandal sapped Chinese leaders' attention in the midst of a tricky transfer of power.

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