Bo Xilai sentenced to life imprisonment, but is it the end of Bo?

With Bo Xilai being given a life sentence it would appear that it might be time to draw the curtain on that particular ongoing saga. However, with Bo erupting in anger when the sentence was announced despite his spirited defence during the trial, and with his expected appeal still to come, it could just be that we should wait a little longer, even if that appeal has little chance of success.

It may, therefore, be appropriate to take note of  Steve Tsang, professor of contemporary Chinese studies at Nottingham University.when he states: “As long as he (Bo Xilai) is alive there is a very small chance that he might reappear at some stage … not being rehabilitated by the establishment, but if the system should get into trouble down the line,” Of course, there we are entering the realms of pure speculation and it is more likely that the family name will reappear through his son Bo Guagua who will one day inherit the family mantle. There is some evidence to suggest that politics in China are becoming reminiscent of a Tudor family drama and as reported earlier in the saga, there might be a few people who should be trembling in their boots at the prospect of Bo Junior coming to get them in the not too distant future.

 

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About sanculottist

There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.
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