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China ejects Bo from elite ranks, wife suspected of murder
Reuters ^ | 04/11/12 | Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxilai; china; chongqing; murder; powerstruggle

1 posted on 04/10/2012 11:55:28 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Mr & Mrs Bo (Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kalai)

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?

Bo Guagua, Bo junior


2 posted on 04/11/2012 12:01:19 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; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; prion; Iris7; ...

P!


3 posted on 04/11/2012 12:02:02 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
No more special flights by the 89th Airlift Wing?


4 posted on 04/11/2012 12:13:11 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

My guess is that the party is over and no more Ferrari's.

5 posted on 04/11/2012 1:22:12 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria
Looks like he likes the round-eyes...I'm sure his honorable ancestors approve.
6 posted on 04/11/2012 7:46:21 AM PDT by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Yes, the cornerstone of USA justice is historical ' nobody is above the law."' Now, it's being used as an intregal part of China's jurisprudence.

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

7 posted on 04/11/2012 8:45:33 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: STD

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.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 8:56:11 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He has his dad’s nose and his mom’s lipstick.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 4:09:52 PM PDT by csvset
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