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Gravity of new Gu Kailai criminal accusations clarified

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 October, 2012, 8:41am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 October, 2012, 3:33pm

Experts have pointed out that in China's legal system, cases generally don't go to trial unless the likelihood of securing a conviction is high. 

Accusations made through Xinhua this past Friday which link Gu Kailai to several alleged crimes involving her husband, Bo Xilai, led prominent Chinese legal scholar He Weifang to speculate that punishment in a new conviction for economic crimes could raise Gu's current suspended death sentence for murder to an order for execution.

Joshua Rosenzweig, another scholar of Chinese law, shared his view over the weekend of how serious Gu's situation could become if she is convicted for these new alleged crimes:




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