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Bo Had 3 People Killed to Protect His Wife?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 19, 2012

Hmmm power to China’s communist party. Looks like they have all the fun

“An article by the Hong Kong-based Yazhou Zhoukan says the former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai had three close associates of his police chief Wang Lijun killed after Wang told him that his wife Gu Kailai was implicated in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.”

from here

One Response to “Bo Had 3 People Killed to Protect His Wife?”

  1. Brewskie said

    Is “Shag-hi’s” – and China’s for that matter – rail system really that bad? Would an NFL fat man, or a sumo wrestler bomb an Olympics figure staking competion? Yes; and the trains seems skate track as well as the NFL fatties dance on ice. Why doesn’t China learn from Japan, who’s been operating bullet trains almost 40 years w/o an accident or fatality?


    “Shanghai’s subway riders (I am one) are all-too-familiar with bungling conductors who often ignore signals and don’t line up train cars with platform doors. Shanghai Subway Line 10, along which the Sept. 27 accident took place, has only existed for 18 months but had already become notorious. One day, a train car’s glass doors spontaneously shattered. Another day, a conductor led a train down the wrong track, only to then make the dangerous decision to back the train up.

    Subway commuters across China have been plagued by similar operational problems and the subway lines’ overall sub-standard construction. In 2008, for example, 10 people were killed in eastern China when a subway tunnel collapsed.”

    Here’s to setting priorities when monitoring for crappy tunnels that may collapse: install x-ray machines… you know, in case terrorists, too stupid to let the lax construction quality do the work, blow them up.” Too bad the machines didn’t scan out the moron managers and phone operators:

    “Before the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, the city opened four new subway lines intended, in part, to ferry visitors to the Expo grounds from airports and other transportation hubs. Many Shanghai residents worried at the time that the lines were being built too hastily to meet safety standards. But city leaders seemed more afraid that the subway lines would be attacked by terrorists during the Expo. Instead of making it a priority to fix problems with the subway’s infrastructure, they installed x-ray machines to scan the bags of passengers.”

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