Ling pictured sitting behind former premier Wen Jiabao and ex-president Hu Jintao at the National People's Congress in 2012. Ling was an aide to the former head of state. Photo: AP Ling pictured sitting behind former premier Wen Jiabao and ex-president Hu Jintao at the National People's Congress in 2012. Ling was an aide to the former head of state. Photo: AP
Ling pictured sitting behind former premier Wen Jiabao and ex-president Hu Jintao at the National People's Congress in 2012. Ling was an aide to the former head of state. Photo: AP

How son’s death in a high-speed car crash led to powerful Chinese official’s fall from grace

Ling Jihua, former aide to Hu Jintao, was tipped as one of China's future leaders until claims surfaced of a cover-up over son's fatal road crash

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Ling pictured sitting behind former premier Wen Jiabao and ex-president Hu Jintao at the National People's Congress in 2012. Ling was an aide to the former head of state. Photo: AP Ling pictured sitting behind former premier Wen Jiabao and ex-president Hu Jintao at the National People's Congress in 2012. Ling was an aide to the former head of state. Photo: AP
Ling pictured sitting behind former premier Wen Jiabao and ex-president Hu Jintao at the National People's Congress in 2012. Ling was an aide to the former head of state. Photo: AP
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