Bo Guagua

Gu Kailai reveals son Bo Guagua’s jet-setting lifestyle in testimony

Bo Guagua with friend Chen Xiaodan. Photo: SCMP

No one knows a man better than his own mother, goes an old Chinese saying. And Gu Kailai - wife of disgraced princeling Bo Xilai - vividly recounted the jaw-dropping luxury university lifestyle of her son, Bo Guagua, during her testimony, as well as others, during her husband's trial.

Saturday, 24 August, 2013, 8:17am 5 comments

Latest claims about Bo family wealth contradict earlier accounts

Bo Guagua receives his masters degree at Harvard University. Photo: Reuters

In March last year, Bo Xilai lashed out in public over accusations his family was wealthy and his son flaunted his lavish lifestyle, slamming the claims as "total nonsense".

24 Aug 2013 - 5:49am 1 comment

Name of Bo Xilai's son taken off Columbia University's website

Bo Guagua receives his degree from Harvard. Photo: Reuters

The internet began buzzing about the younger Bo's academic plans after a student bearing his unusual name appeared on the New York university's online directory. By yesterday, the directory listing was no longer publicly available.

31 Jul 2013 - 4:56am 8 comments

Who said it?

Bo Guagua

It is hard for me to believe the allegations that were announced against my father, because they contradict everything I have come to know about him throughout my life

Bo Guagua, son of Bo Xilai


Hey, it works for Johnson & Johnson, so there's no reason it wouldn't work in politics

1 Oct 2012 - 4:29am

Bo Guagua defends father Bo Xilai as ‘upright and devoted’

Bo Guagua graduated from Harvard University in May. Photo: Reuters

The son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai has defended his father as “upright in his beliefs and devoted to duty”, in his first comments on a scandal that has shaken the Communist Party. Bo Guagua posted a statement on his Tumblr account on Saturday, a day after state media announced his father would “face justice” for a litany of alleged crimes including abuse of power, taking bribes and improper sexual relations.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

What Bo Xilai’s body language says about his power, downfall

An undated handout photo of Bo Xilai, centre, his wife Gu Kailai, left, and their son Bo Guagua.

As the high-flying Communist Party chief of Chongqing and a former Commerce Minister, Bo Xilai had been expected by many to take a seat on the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee in the Chinese leadership transition this autumn.

2 Oct 2012 - 9:36pm 3 comments

Bo Guagua not harmed by mother Gu Kailai's murder trial, say analysts

Bo Guagua, the son of Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai. Photo: Reuters

Bo Guagua , who was at the centre of the political scandal that brought down his father, former Politburo member Bo Xilai , has emerged unscathed from the murder trial of his mother, Gu Kailai .

22 Aug 2012 - 4:28am

Lawyer for Bo's wife rules out trial role

The trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, is expected to begin in less than two weeks, while a family lawyer made a surprise announcement that he would not be defending her.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bo Xilai's son denies rumours of lavish life

The son of disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has spoken out for the first time since his father's downfall and mother's detention as a murder suspect regarding widespread reports about his lavish lifestyle and expensive education.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

US breaks silence on the whereabouts of Bo's son

The US Department of State broke its silence yesterday on the whereabouts of the son of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, denying that the Harvard student had been taken away by American law enforcement officers.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Murder case that could end in the death penalty

Gu Kailai, the lawyer wife of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai who is now the prime suspect in the Neil Heywood murder case, could face the death penalty if she is charged and found guilty.

Bo himself could also face criminal charges if he interfered with Gu's case or acted corruptly.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Leaders signal accord on Bo

The mainland leadership's move over the weekend to launch a sweeping crackdown on microblogging sites is notable not only for its scale and severity but also for its timing.

It came after the authorities had largely turned a blind eye to frenzied rumours of political infighting at the highest levels and allowed them to circulate over the internet for weeks.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bo his own worst enemy

Flamboyant Bo Xilai went from being a prisoner during the Cultural Revolution to the young mayor of a booming northern port city and ultimately, an ultra-conservative ideologue in Chongqing.

Media-savvy Bo, 62, was a maverick with a ready charm whose openness meant he always stood out from his peers. He would even talk about his private life in public.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bo says he erred over police chief

Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai, in his first public comments since his former right-hand man, Wang Lijun, apparently tried to defect in the US consulate in Chengdu more than a month ago, said yesterday he had picked the wrong man for the job.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am