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26 July 2012               11:50 ET

The wife of disgraced Chinese political leader Bo Xilai has been charged with the murder of UK businessman Neil Heywood, state news agency Xinhua says.

Gu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun, employed at Mr Bo’s home, were “recently” prosecuted by a Chinese court, Xinhua said, without giving further details.

Mr Heywood was found dead in a hotel in Chongqing on 15 November 2011.

The apparent murder of Mr Heywood triggered Mr Bo’s downfall in a scandal that has rocked Chinese politics.

Local officials initially said Mr Heywood died of excessive drinking, but the government announced in April it was investigating Mr Bo’s wife in connection with the case.

The two accused have been charged with intentional homicide by the Hefei Municipal Procuratorate (state prosecutor’s office) in the eastern province of Anhui.

Britain welcomed the news, saying it was “glad to see” China is continuing the investigation into Mr Heywood’s death.

Political influence?

The timing of the announcement is significant, as is the fact that Ms Gu is being prosecuted in Anhui, some distance from Chongqing, where the crime allegedly took place, says BBC Chinese.com editor Yuwen Wu.

These are the first details to emerge about Gu Kailai for several months. In April it was announced that she was suspected of the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood – but now she’s been charged.

This case goes to the very heart of Chinese politics. Gu Kailai’s husband – Bo Xilai – was a top politician who had been tipped to be promoted during the once-in-a-decade leadership change starting later this year.

He has not been seen in public since March and is currently being investigated for breaches of party discipline.

As the party boss in the sprawling metropolis of Chongqing, Bo Xilai was one of China’s most powerful politicians. His flamboyant and controversial style won him supporters and enemies in equal measure.

Many suspect that China’s leaders have used this case to end Bo Xilai’s political career.

Legal experts told BBC Chinese that authorities would have had concerns about the political influence Bo Xilai and his family may still exert in Chongqing and whether that would affect a fair trial.

Analysts also say the authorities are keen to resolve the case quickly before China undergoes its politically sensitive once-in-a-decade party leadership change at the Communist Party congress this autumn.

Users of China’s Sina Weibo website – the equivalent of Twitter- were quick to express their shock at the abrupt announcement, but “Gu Kailai” remains a censored keyword.

A number of users criticised the timing of the report, alleging that the authorities wanted to divert attention from recent deadly floods in Beijing.

High-flyer

Investigators have concluded that Ms Gu and her son had conflicts with Mr Heywood over economic interests, and that worries about a possible threat posed by Mr Heywood to her son’s personal security may have led Ms Gu, along with Mr Zhang, to poison Mr Heywood to death, according to Xinhua.

“The facts of the two defendants’ crime are clear, and the evidence is irrefutable and substantial,” said the agency’s report, which was also read out on state television.

Neil Heywood
Businessman Neil Heywood died on 15 November in the Chinese city of Chongqing

The exact nature of Mr Heywood’s role and his relations with the Bo family are unclear, and have been the subject of much speculation inside and outside China. At the very least, there were close business contacts between the Bo family and Mr Heywood.

Mr Bo, the former high-flying leader of the south-western Chinese mega-city of Chongqing, was sacked in March and is under investigation for allegedly flouting Communist Party rules.

He made his name tackling corruption in the sprawling city of Chongqing and had been expected to be elected to an important position during this year’s leadership change.

Mr Bo also implemented a drive to promote China’s communist past, which included public performances of Mao-era songs in Chongqing. There have been claims that his anti-crime drive involved cases of torture.

2 Feb: Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun is demoted, confirming he has fallen out with the city’s Communist Party boss, Bo Xilai.

TIMELINE: BO XILAI SCANDAL

  • 6 Feb: Mr Wang flees to the US consulate in nearby Chengdu, where he spends the night. Many believe he went there to seek asylum.
  • 5 Mar: China announces that Bo Xilai has been removed from his post in Chongqing.
  • 20 Mar: Rumours suggest that Mr Bo could be linked to the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, who died in Chongqing last November.
  • 10 Apr: China says Bo Xilai has been suspended from party posts and his wife, Gu Kailai, is being investigated over Mr Heywood’s death.
  • 26 July: Gu Kailai and Bo family employee Zhang Xiaojun are charged with killing Mr Heywood.

One of China’s most charismatic politicians, his status as the son of former party elder Bo Yibo made him one of the “princelings” of Chinese politics – a term used to describe the descendants of senior party figures in the early years of communist rule.

His downfall was triggered when his police chief, Wang Lijun, fled to the US consulate, reportedly to seek asylum after falling out with Mr Bo over his investigation into the death of Mr Heywood.

The Xinhua report about Ms Gu’s prosecution made no reference to Mr Bo or any investigation into him.

Earlier this month, French architect Patrick Devillers, who is alleged to have links to Mr Bo and Ms Gu, was arrested in Cambodia before voluntarily flying to China. A Chinese official said he was wanted as a witness.

On Tuesday, he was reported to be in “good shape” after meeting French diplomats earlier in the week.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18996032

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Gu Kailai was born on November 15th, 1958 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Kailai

November 15th, 1958

November 15th

11 + 15 +2+0+1+1 = 30 = her personal year (from November 15th, 2011 to November 14th, 2012) = Gu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun, employed at Mr Bo’s home, were “recently” prosecuted by a Chinese court.

Four of Wands Tarot card

30 year + 7 (July) = 37 = her personal month (from July 15th, 2012 to August 14th, 2012) = Domestic violence.  Double-dealing.

King of Cups Tarot card

37 month + 26 (26th of the month on Thursday July 26th, 2012) = 63 = her personal day = Concerning.  Living nightmare.

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April 11, 2012         2:44AM

The senior Communist Party figure at the centre of China’s most sensational political scandal in decades, Bo Xilai, has been suspended from the party’s ruling elite amid revelations his wife has been named a prime suspect in the murder of British national Neil Heywood.

Mr Heywood, who died in a Chongqing hotel room last November, had originally been declared by authorities to have died from excess alcohol consumption and was cremated without an autopsy.

State-run news agency Xinhua said late yesterday evening that further investigation had since uncovered evidence proving that the cause of Neil Heywood’s death was murder, and that Mr Bo’s wife, successful lawyer Gu Kailai, and family assistant Zhang Xiaojun were prime suspects. Both are in custody.

The report said a special team had been set up to investigate the matter after Mr Bo’s former right-hand man and police chief, Wang Lijun, visited the US consulate in Chengdu with information on the case in February.

“It doesn’t matter who it is, as long as the law has been broken, the person will be dealt with according to the law and will not be afforded more tolerant treatment,” Xinhua quoted a spokesman as saying.

Xinhua said Mr Bo had been suspended from the party’s elite Politburo, as well as the 200-odd strong Central Committee, for “serious disciplinary violations”, and would be investigated.

It said investigations revealed that relations between Ms Gu and Mr Heywood had been good, but that they later became mired in a financial dispute.

Ms Gu, a successful lawyer, is said to be the first Chinese lawyer to win a civil case in the United States – she has even written a book about it.

In his last public comments in a news conference last month, Mr Bo said allegations against his family had been made up by enemies he had upset during his crackdown against organised crime.

He also said wife had quit her legal career two decades ago to prevent conflicts of interest with his political career.

“A few people have been pouring filth on Chongqing and me and my family,” he said, before defending his wife.

“She now basically just stays at home, doing some housework for me. I’m really touched by her sacrifice.”

But a report by the Wall Street Journal showed she had continued to conduct business dealings in China, the United States and Britain over the past 20 years.

The political demise of the charismatic and ambitious Mr Bo was cemented following high-level meetings held concurrently in Beijing and Chongqing yesterday afternoon, according to two sources who spoke to Fairfax Media.

Having already been removed from his post as the party chief of the megalopolis Chongqing last month, some analysts had speculated he may have kept his seat on the 25-member Politburo and be farmed out to a prestigious yet powerless post.

The official state-run media reports still referred to Mr Bo as “comrade”, in a possible sign that he has not been completely cast aside yet.

But his comprehensive fall from grace has served to highlight the ideological tension and fissures within the Communist Party leadership, right at key time with a stage-managed once-in-a-decade leadership transition due later this year.

There have been signs that the net has been closing on Mr Bo, and the broader leftist movement he represents.

The singing of “red” revolutionary songs and airing of patriotic television programmes synonymous with Mr Bo’s reign, stopped in Chongqing shortly after his sacking. The billionaire boss of conglomerate Dalian Shide, Xu Ming, a close associate of Bo Xilai, has also been detained. Others close to Mr Bo are said to have fled.

Chinese censors had slapped a three-day ban on the comment function on the nation’s popular microblogs, in an attempt to curb rampart public speculation on the scandal, which has been in part fuelled by the lack of official comment.

On Friday, three prominent hard-left websites Utopia, Red China and Maoflag, which have been outspoken supporters of Mr Bo, were ordered offline.

Flamboyant and articulate, Mr Bo stood out from China’s staid brand of politician, and has frequently been described as the closest thing to a western-style politician in China.

After a successful stint in Dalian, he shot to prominence in Chongqing by ruthlessly smashing the city’s mafia, while ordering the singing of “red” songs and the broadcast of patriotic programmes on Chongqing television, in a wave of revolutionary nostalgia.

Through his deep network of “princeling” connections – the offspring of revolutionary heroes – his so-called “Chongqing model” had won him strong support within the Communist Party’s senior ranks, all with a once-in-a-decade leadership transition due later this year.

Having reached the brink of promotion to the party’s inner circle – the nine-man Politburo Standing Committee – Mr Bo’s political downfall was precipitated by a dramatic betrayal by his former police chief and right-hand man, Wang Lijun, who had been demoted after a falling-out with Mr Bo.

On February 6, Mr Wang, in an apparent attempt to save his own life, fled to the US consulate in nearby Chengdu, armed with allegations of Bo family criminal behaviour – including in relation to the death of British national Neil Heywood, said to have business connections with Mr Bo and his wife, lawyer Gu Kailai. Mr Wang had alleged that Mr Heywood had been poisoned after falling out with Ms Gu, and that his relationship had soured after he confronted Mr Bo with this information.

British officials have since asked Beijing to investigate “suspicions and rumours surrounding the death”.

In a news conference on March 14, outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao foreshadowed Mr Bo’s political downfall, delivering thinly-veiled criticism of the handling of the Wang Lijun incident while at the same time warning against the repeat of “such historical tragedies of the Cultural Revolution”.

Mr Bo was removed as Chongqing party chief the next day, and has not appeared in public since.

from:  http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-suspends-bo-from-party-elite-20120411-1wnhe.html#ixzz1reufMsKA

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Gu Kailai

73 219319           35

 

her path of destiny = Guarded.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Gu Kailai

7          9

 

how she loses her heart’s desire = GI = 79 = Outrage.

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