Chinese netizens cynical about Bo Xilai's verdict
JINAN, China (AFP) - Sunday's verdict on former leading politician Bo Xilai was met with cynical responses on China's social media.
A Chinese court sentenced Bo to life in prison after a sensational corruption trial that exposed intrigue and lavish lifestyles in the higher levels of the ruling party.
Bo, a member of the Communist Party's 25-strong elite politburo before his dramatic downfall, was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
Bo's trial "perhaps is not the victory of anti-corruption", a user wrote in English on Sina Weibo, calling it "further evidence" of rampant corruption, including in the judicial system.