China official who doubted Bo Xilai's wife murder case quits: Media
BEIJING (AFP) - A senior Chinese forensic expert who questioned the murder conviction of top politican Bo Xilai's wife has resigned one of her positions, state-run media said on Monday, just as the date for Bo's trial was announced.
Ms Wang Xuemei - who openly doubted the ruling Communist authorities' account of the death of British businessman Neil Heywood - stepped down as vice-president of the Chinese Forensic Medicine Association (CFMA), the Global Times said.
The reason for Ms Wang's timing was unclear, and in a video posted online over the weekend she cited her disagreement with a separate, unrelated case for her decision.
The announcement by Ms Wang, who is also a vice-director at the public prosecutor's office, came as state media said on Sunday that Bo - once one the country's top 25 leaders who headed the southwestern megacity Chongqing - would face trial for corruption on Thursday.