Who is Bo Xillai and what did he do that got him arrested?

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  • 7 years ago
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    He was a prominant Chinese Communist Party official who gained great popularity with the Chinese people by cracking down on government corruption in the major cities of Dalian and Chongqing in China.

    When it looked as if he was going to reach the highest echelons of the Chinese Communist Party,those already there decided that the last thing they wanted was someone on the inside,with popular public support,rooting out corruption in the senior political leadership in China - that would be the end of the gravy train for all of them.

    So,Bo's wife was arrested and jailed for murdering a British businessman,and Bo himself for trying to cover this up and for corruption.

    Which is all rather incongruent - I lived and worked in China for 4 years not so long ago,and ideas that ANY Chinese person (let alone an important one) would be arrested for killing a foreigner are laughable. Further,murder carries an automatic death penalty in China,yet Bo's wife got a prison sentence after being convicted - and was then chief prosecution witness at her husband's trial.

    Funny how that worked out...

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