China: Bo Xilai doomed for his Role in Wang Lijun’s and Gu Kailai’s cases

Bo Xilai

At 8.56pm on Thursday, Xinhua’s english.news.cn gave a detailed account of Wang Lijun’s case, which revealed Bo Xilai’s role in Gu Kailai and Wang Lijun’s cases

Xinhua said: “Relevant testimonies from witnesses showed that on Jan. 28, Wang Lijun reported to the then leading official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Chongqing Committee that Bogu Kailai was highly suspected in the Nov. 15, 2011 case. On the morning of Jan. 29, Wang Lijun was angrily rebuked and slapped in the face by the official.”

The official who slapped Wang was obviously Bo Xilai, who was then leading official of the Chongqing Party Committee.

In addition Xinhua says, “On Feb. 2, 2012, Wang Lijun’s work division as Chongqing’s vice mayor was adjusted and he no longer served concurrently as chief of the municipality’s Public Security Bureau.

“Moreover, in early February, three staff members working closely with Wang were put under illegal investigation. Wang felt he was in danger, giving rise to his idea to defect.”

Obviously Wang’s removal from chief of Chongqing Security Bureau and the illegal investigation of Wang’s close staff members were done at Bo Xilai’s instructions.

Even if Bo Xilai cannot be prosecuted for that, there are adequate grounds for disciplinary sanction within the Party.

Bo’s even greater crime was probably that he told Wang to spy on top Party leaders.

Xinhua says, “According to the indictment, Wang, then chief of Chongqing’s Public Security Bureau, violated the country’s laws and regulations by using technical reconnaissance measures on a number of people since 2010, either without the approval of authorities or by forging approval documents.”

We don’t know whom Wang spied “by using technical reconnaissance measures” as the hearing on that part of Wang’s case was carried out in secret, but the probability is quite great that Wang spied on top Party leaders and Bo gave Wang instructions to do so though there has not been adequate evidence to prosecute Bo.

Obviously, Bo will be punished for that within the Party.

We can be certain that if no powerful elder shields Bo, Bo is politically doomed.



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