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'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama (Mr&Mrs Bo, Mr Wang,and Dead Brit)
WSJ ^ | 04/09/12 | JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER

Posted on 04/09/2012 8:06:14 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama

By JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER

The wife of sacked Communist Party official Bo Xilai made quite an impression when she showed up in Mobile, Ala., 15 years ago with her young son in tow. Denver lawyer Ed Byrne, whom she had hired to represent Chinese companies embroiled in a legal mess in U.S. federal court, was struck by her brains, charm and beauty. Gu Kailai, he says, seemed like the "Jackie Kennedy of China."

Gu Kailai was close to a British businessman who died mysteriously. . The business cards she distributed carried the name Horus L. Kai—a name she used in various business dealings over the years in the U.S. and U.K. A practicing lawyer in China, she helped chart the winning legal strategy, Mr. Byrne says. When the case was over, she invited her legal team back to China to entertain them in the port city of Dalian along with her husband, who was mayor there.

It was "one of the most bizarre cases I've been involved with in the last 20 years," Mr. Byrne said at the time. Yet what has unfolded more recently, he said this week, qualifies as "mind-boggling."

Ms. Gu, now 53 years old, is at the center of a mysterious affair that has toppled Mr. Bo as Communist Party chief of Chongqing city and thrown Chinese politics into turmoil. The scandal broke when Mr. Bo's former police chief sought refuge in a U.S. consulate in China in early February. The ex-policeman, Wang Lijun, alleged that British businessman Neil Heywood, who died in Chongqing last year, was poisoned after he had fallen out with Ms. Gu. Mr. Wang claimed that his relationship with Mr. Bo collapsed after he shared this information with him.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boxilai; china; gukailai; wanglijun

1 posted on 04/09/2012 8:06:22 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; prion; Iris7; ...

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2 posted on 04/09/2012 8:07:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
After someone who has a subscription reads this, please come back and tell those of us who don't, what it says.
3 posted on 04/09/2012 8:17:10 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

My God...this looks like fun.I’ll heat up the popcorn for this one and tune into CCTV-2 for the inside scoop.(end sarcasm regarding CCTV).


4 posted on 04/09/2012 8:21:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: liberalh8ter

TTIWWOP!

Post some pictures of her from 15 years ago!


5 posted on 04/09/2012 8:30:09 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Go back to the link and click on video. You get 10 seconds of ad and then an interview with a WSJ guy.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 8:31:06 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: liberalh8ter

You don’t need a subscription. Just copy the headline and paste it into the Google search bar. Then click the link!


7 posted on 04/09/2012 8:45:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: liberalh8ter

Try this link...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303299604577327472813686432.html


8 posted on 04/09/2012 8:51:32 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: TigerLikesRooster
the "Jackie Kennedy of China."
Anyone else remember Madam Nhu, the "Jackie Kennedy of Vietnam?"

9 posted on 04/09/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: rlmorel

According to google images, she’s no Jackie Kennedy. Someone must be blind at WSJ or accustomed to those hairy-legged women in Boston/New York. She may be smart but she’s not pretty.

Search on ‘Gu Kailai’


10 posted on 04/09/2012 8:57:14 AM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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11 posted on 04/09/2012 9:23:09 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Hop A Long Cassidy

According to google images, she’s no Jackie Kennedy.


Since Michelle Obama is supposed to be “the new Jackie O,” the bar must not be set too high.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 9:27:40 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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Based on post 11 she's certainly prettier than the First Wookie, with a nice smile, intelligent eyes, and very typical Chinese features. This is just personal, but to me her sort of looks are more attractive than the fragile ethereal beauty, with eyes on opposite sides of the room and lisping baby voice, of a Jackie Kennedy. And comparing either of them to the tub of testosterone currently playing the part of First "Lady" is ludicrous.

Full disclosure: The tone and target of some of these comments are purely in response to what folks on my side have for years been subjected to and continue to endure from the Left. I am thinking in particular about a certain mother and her fifth child. They are intended to offend. Whoever is concerned and affected, please come and make my day.

13 posted on 04/09/2012 10:03:58 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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“the fragile ethereal beauty, with eyes on opposite sides of the room and lisping baby voice, of a Jackie Kennedy.”

LOL! I was just a kid but I remember Jackie’s televised tour of the WH and I could hardly understand her.

Then there was Merv Griffith who got in hot water when he observed that Jackie had to take a taxi just to go from one eye to the other.

There are many beautiful Chinese women but it’s really not that difficult to look better than the `tub of testosterone’ (snicker!) in the current WH.

This story reminds me of “Terry and the Pirates” and his nemesis the Dragon Lady. And yes I remember Madame Nhu being conferred the same title.


14 posted on 04/09/2012 10:32:22 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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