As Bo Xilai Goes to Trial, Disgraced Chinese Official Still Has His Fans

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Once a rising star in China’s Communist firmament, disgraced party official Bo Xilai is set to go on trial Thursday on charges of corruption and abuse of power. The scandal that toppled him from the halls of power shook China’s political establishment and has already led to the imprisonment of his wife. But in the Chinese megacity of Chongqing, where Bo once served, many residents still feel loyalty to a man whose civic accomplishments they still admire. Stay tuned to TIME World for more coverage of Bo Xilai’s trial.