Skip to comments.China ejects Bo from elite ranks, wife suspected of murder
Posted on 04/10/2012 11:55:14 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
China ejects Bo from elite ranks, wife suspected of murder
By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim | Reuters 9 hrs ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party has suspended former high-flying politician Bo Xilai from its top ranks and named his wife a suspect in the murder of a British businessman, a dramatic turn in a scandal shaking leadership succession plans.
The decision to banish Bo from the Central Committee and its Politburo effectively ends the career of China's brashest and most controversial politician, widely seen as pressing for a top post in China's next leadership to be settled later this year.
The official Xinhua news agency confirmed a Reuters report several hours earlier on Tuesday that Bo had been suspended from his party posts, and separately reported that his wife, Gu Kailai, was suspected in the murder of Briton Neil Heywood.
"Comrade Bo Xilai is suspected of being involved in serious disciplinary violations," said Xinhua, citing a decision by the central party leadership to banish Bo from its top ranks.
"Police set up a team to reinvestigate the case of the British national Neil Heywood who was found dead in Chongqing," the news agency said, referring to the sprawling southwestern municipality where Bo was party chief until he was dismissed in March as a scandal surrounding him unfolded.
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Now that Bo is purged and his wife is under murder investigation, what will happen to their son Bo Guagua, a Harvard boy? I think his high-flying life is ending? Could he continue to attend Harvard after this development?
My guess is that the party is over and no more Ferrari's.
The band's now playing the World, Turned Upside Down in Washington DC, an old ditty that has replaced theoretical equal justice under the law. I salute China where oppression has been the way of Communist government. Perhaps, China will become the next cradle of liberty? Who knows?
How far have we fallen! have
You’re assuming there is any actual justice in this and not just a typical communist purge.
This may be nothing but made up charges and a show trial, followed by a speedy bullet to the brain.
This follows a bunch of rumors of unrest among the elites, possible gun battles and sketchy reports of troops in the streets in elite neighborhoods.
He has his dad’s nose and his mom’s lipstick.