Bo Xilai in court
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China's Bo Xilai denies bribery at trial

22 August 2013 Last updated at 22:46 BST

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has fought back in court against charges of bribery on the opening day of the country's biggest political trial in decades.

He said he was coerced into making a confession and rubbished testimony from witnesses who included his wife.

He faces charges of corruption and abuse of power, the latter relating to his wife's role in the murder of a British businessman, Neil Heywood.

John Sudworth reports.