Wang Lijun, the former Chongqing police chief whose flight to the US Embassy triggered China’s biggest political scandal in decades, will be tried for treason as early as next month, the South China Morning Post reported, quoting sources who had been briefed on the case. Wang’s testimony presumably helped to bring down his former boss and Politburo member Bo Xilai. The trial will take place in Chengdu, Sichuan province, and Wang may face the death penalty, the sources said. The trial could be a good indication of the outcome of the trials of Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai, a suspect in the murder of a British businessman. Analysts say China’s top leaders aim to wrap up the trials before the 18th Party Congress later this year.