Bo trial not until March: China's state media

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will not stand trial until March at the earliest. 

Speculation mounted last Friday that details of the biggest scandal to hit the ruling Communist Party in decades would be heard at a court in the southwestern city of Guiyang, after reports in a Hong Kong newspaper. 

Bo, the former party chief of the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing, faces charges of bending the law, taking bribes and improper sexual relations with multiple women.

The Global Times newspaper, citing a source close to the country's top judicial body, said the trial would not take place until after China's annual legislative meeting in March.

Bo was once seen as a rising party star expected to join the Politburo Standing Committee, China's highest executive body. 

But he fell from grace amid a scandal which saw his wife Gu Kailai convicted of the murder of a British businessman.