Bo Xilai trial: Bo claims to wear 50-year-old underwear at trial
JINAN (AFP) - Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai attempted to counter accounts of his family's luxury lifestyle on Monday by telling his corruption trial his underwear was five decades old.
Prosecutors at the hearings in Jinan have provided riveting details of private jet flights, French Riviera villas and rare animal meats enjoyed by Bo and his family, courtesy of wealthy businessmen.
But the former boss of the southwestern megacity of Chongqing - who always appeared well-dressed in his heyday - hit back, telling the court he was a simple man.
"I am personally not interested in clothing. The long johns I am wearing now were bought for me by my mother in the 1960s," Bo said.