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(Mirror.co.uk)   Bodyguard reveals how he protected Gu Kailai from kung-fu assassins. It was reportedly really frightening   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 30
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2012-08-11 12:43:24 PM
Was he fast as lightning?
 
2012-08-11 01:34:31 PM

Indolent: Was he fast as lightning?


And he fought with expert timing.
 
2012-08-11 01:49:10 PM
What'll he say when the Big Boss comes?
 
Skr
2012-08-11 01:51:03 PM
I know I'm off base here, but that guy reminds me of the inspirational man behind the movie Taken.
 
2012-08-11 01:55:16 PM
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At least he didn't hire Kevin Costner. The guy couldn't even save Whitney Houston.
 
2012-08-11 01:56:55 PM

Indolent: Was he fast as lightning?


Done in one. Ho!
 
2012-08-11 01:58:19 PM
Urgh. Could someone give me a timeline on WTF happened in TFA? It's all backwards and forwards and in bits and pieces.
 
2012-08-11 02:00:36 PM
So let me get this straight... China is supposedly a communist (socialist) country, yet they have Billionaires? You can't explain that.
 
2012-08-11 02:02:32 PM

Honest Bender: So let me get this straight... China is supposedly a communist (socialist) country, yet they have Billionaires? You can't explain that.


No no. It's "Communist with Chinese characteristics". IE: Capitalism.
 
2012-08-11 02:02:35 PM
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2012-08-11 02:02:48 PM
Gee, she goes from wronged victim to confessed killer. What a soap opera. Coming soon to the Chick Flick Channel I'm sure.

All quite believable of course.
 
2012-08-11 02:03:01 PM
Really frightening? I would have guessed a little bit frightening.
 
2012-08-11 02:09:52 PM
Na-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na.
 
2012-08-11 02:12:48 PM
Glamorous in a Yoko Lennon sort of way. I hope her singing voice was better anyways.
 
2012-08-11 02:24:50 PM
Did the names of the assassins include funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung?
 
2012-08-11 02:30:14 PM
Here comes the big boss!
 
2012-08-11 02:45:39 PM
Let's get it on.
 
2012-08-11 03:20:30 PM
What a ninja assassin might look like:
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2012-08-11 03:31:09 PM

Aidan: Urgh. Could someone give me a timeline on WTF happened in TFA? It's all backwards and forwards and in bits and pieces.



Bo Xilai was a rising star in China, the son of one of the elders of the Communist Party who came up as a mayor, then provincial governor, then Member of Congress and head of the Party in his region. He was outspoken a bit of a showboat by the standards of Chinese politics. He is also part of the New Left who favor slowing down capitalism and going back to more Maoist socialism.

Neil Heywood was a British businessman, and close associate of Bo's family, who facilitated business dealings between western companies and ranking Chinese. He may have been having an affair with Bo's wife Gu Kailai, but he was definitely closely involved in business with her. Last November, Neil turned up dead in his hotel room. It was initially ruled that Heywood had died of an overdose of alcohol, even though those who knew him said he wasn't a drinker, but it was later decided he'd been poisoned.

Wang Lijun was the police chief in Bo's district. The relationship between them was already strained when Wang confronted Bo over Heywood's death, claiming evidence pointed to Bo's wife Gu having poisoned him. Bo allowed an investigation to proceed then did everything he could to impede it. Wang got demoted, and fearing that Bo planned to have him killed, went to the American consulate with reported evidence of the murder asking for asylum. Wang was denied asylum and whisked of by Chinese authorities to Beijing.

With everything going down do publicly, Bo was dismissed from his Party post and publicly denounced in a press conference by Premier Wen Jiabao. Negative reactions and charges of character assassination were strong and widespread from the Chinese left, and officials have been shutting down a lot of outlets that are exposing some deep divisions in Chinese politics.

Gu was investigated for Heywood's death, and was detained in April. On July 26 she was formally charged with the murder, and on August 9 there was a one day trial where she admitted to poisoning him. She has not yet been sentenced. According to some accounts, Heywood was demanding $22 million from Bo and Gu over a failed business venture. He may have threatened to expose some shady business dealings, and there may have been threats involving their son who is going to school in the UK (Heywood helped get their son into a good school there). Gu supposedly killed Heywood to deal with the problem, and may have asked for Wang's help in covering it up.
 
2012-08-11 03:31:50 PM

MythDragon: What a ninja assassin might look like:
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Played the shiat out of that game.
Arcade & NES
 
2012-08-11 06:21:11 PM
In before Kung Fu Joe.
 
2012-08-11 06:21:23 PM
www.dvdactive.com
 
2012-08-11 06:29:46 PM
Very poorly written article.
 
2012-08-11 08:16:06 PM
You know what ol' Jack Burton says at a time like this...
 
2012-08-11 08:30:17 PM
Three lines about the fight and a few hundred on how rich the victims are. Yawn.
 
2012-08-11 10:41:12 PM

Sybarite: Aidan: Urgh. Could someone give me a timeline on WTF happened in TFA? It's all backwards and forwards and in bits and pieces.


Gu was investigated for Heywood's death, and was detained in April. On July 26 she was formall ...


WAY more easy to understand. And... Erm. I think there was more information in your post than in the actual article. This is NOT a complaint. :)
 
2012-08-12 12:44:48 AM
Designers, make it work!
 
2012-08-12 01:20:04 AM

Relatively Obscure: What'll he say when the Big Boss comes?


hkmdb.com
 
2012-08-12 01:28:12 AM

Aidan: Honest Bender: So let me get this straight... China is supposedly a communist (socialist) country, yet they have Billionaires? You can't explain that.

No no. It's "Communist with Chinese characteristics". IE: Capitalism.


Somewhat close, but no cigar. It's Crony capitalism.
 
DuX
2012-08-12 04:38:13 AM
That's what I'm trying to tell, ya, Hu's on first...
 
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