Among the places where disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai served was the southern mega city of Chongqing, at one point holding the title of party secretary. Bo gained prominence for launching a crackdown on corruption in the city.
Low-income housing built by the Chongqing government was a popular project. Image shot in April, 2012. (VOA/Ming Zhang)
A farmer in Chongqing, formerly a part of Sichuan Province. In 1997 the city rose to be one of the four special municipalities under the direct control of the central government. The municipality encompasses large urban and rural areas in southwest China. (VOA/Ming Zhang)
The luxury hotel in Chongqing where British national Neil Heywood was alleged murdered by Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai. Photo taken April, 2012. (VOA/Ming Zhang)
A city scene in Chongqing, China. Photo taken April, 2012. (VOA/Ming Zhang)