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Posted on 08/19/2012 8:44:39 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
China's Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence: witnesses
By John Ruwitch
HEFEI, China | Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:28pm EDT
(Reuters) - A Chinese court sentenced the wife of ousted Politburo member Bo Xilai to death on Monday but suspended her execution, witnesses to the hearing said, ending one chapter of a scandal that has shaken the country and engulfed a leadership transition planned for later this year.
The sentence means that Gu Kailai is likely to face life in jail for murdering British businessman Neil Heywood last year, provided she does not commit offences in the next two years.
A court official called by Reuters would not immediately confirm the sentence, saying that a news conference to announce the outcome of the closed-door hearing would be held shortly.
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So the wife is out of the way. But what are they going to do with Bo?
Hopefully they’ll sack him. He’s a crazy Neo-Maoist hardliner.
I really cannot understand why anybody would want to go and work in China (as some Americans do). You do the wrong thing there (something that would be considered normal in the West) and you could find yourself tied to a poll and blindfolded with a pistol at your head. China would only be a choice above North Korea (and Islamic nations)
I would easily choose Vietnam over China (if they were the only two nations I could choose from). MAJOR difference between the two.