Bo Xilai was considered one of the most powerful men in the faction of Jiang Zemin, former leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Bo Xilai was considered a possible candidate to lead the Standing Committee and even become China’s new president. But despite pleasing top CCP officials, he failed to beat current leader Xi Jinping.
However, the name Bo Xilai resonated in the minds of Chinese society for several years after the official released a prophecy in 2006 about his future: “I will not be admitted to the Standing Committee of the 18th National Congress and will be sent to prison.” Six years later, in 2012, his prophecy was realized.
Bo Xilai was the top leader of the CCP in the city of Chongqing between 2007 and 2012 and a member of the Politburo. He also served as mayor of Dalian City in the 1990s, then as governor of Liaoning between 2001 to 2004, and Minister of Commerce.
According to reports, in 2006, Bo Xilai made the surprising omen at an officials’ party organized by Xi Jinping, who at the time was secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee.
In 2007, before the 17th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, a meeting attended by more than 400 senior CCP officials was held to examine the capacity of members up to 63 years of age, and who could occupy the most relevant positions in the future.
The eyes of the top cadres were on Xi Jinping, while Bo Xilai had to settle for serving as secretary of the Chongqing Municipal Party Committee.
But in 2012, the Jiang Zemin faction had planned for Bo Xilai to enter the Politburo, the Standing Committee, and then replace Xi Jinping.
Some suggest that Bo Xilai and Zeng Qinghong were organizing a military coup against Xi Jinping and that the Disciplinary Control Committee had to act after learning of these plans.
Finally, the promising official’s dream fell through later that year when the CCP decided to launch an investigation against him after his wife, Gu Kailai, was accused of murdering his assistant, Neil Heywood, a British-born man.
Wife’s crime that further sank Bo Xilai
Gu Kailai, Bo Xilai’s wife, admitted before the Supreme People’s Court to poisoning Neil Heywood, a British aide to Bo Xilai. Many media speculate about Heywood’s work in China and his links to the powerful official and Gu Kalai.
Apparently, Gu Kailai’s real motive for murdering Heywood was that he knew too much and was likely to tell the couple’s bloodiest business dealings.
It is believed that Gu Kailai and her assistant Neil Heywood were responsible for supplying plastination factories with the bodies of Falun Gong practitioners who had died from forced organ harvesting or torture.
Bo Xilai’s involvement in the forced removal of organs from Falun Gong practitioners
According to an investigation by the International Coalition to end transplant abuse in China, Bo Xilai, along with his wife Gu Kailai and his assistant Wang Lijun, a former police chief, actively participated in the persecution of Falun Gong by providing bodies of arrested and tortured practitioners to supply the CCP’s forced organ harvesting business.
After making money from forced organ harvesting, Bo Xilai and his wife started another perverse and lucrative business: selling the bodies of murdered practitioners to a plastination company that holds exhibitions of plastinated corpses worldwide.
Several indications are that the CCP is trying to hide the large mass of bloody crimes committed by Bo Xilai and his wife.
The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, or WOIPFG, said in a recent report that Gu Kailai, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing the British businessman, was profiting from the sale of Falun Gong practitioners’ bodies to a plastination company when Bo Xilai was mayor of Dalian.
Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, is an ancient Chinese Buddha school discipline focused on Truth-Benevolence-Tolerance. It helps adherents of the practice to improve in body and mind and also incorporates a set of five qigong exercises.
In 1999, the former leader, Jiang Zemin, after learning that Falun Gong practitioners outnumbered CCP members, launched a campaign of persecution, which mobilized the entire state apparatus, from the judicial system, media, and hospitals, and even created a Chinese gestapo, known as the 610 Office, in charge of persecuting and torturing Falun Gong practitioners.
Practitioners were illegally arrested, tortured, and even killed in prisons and forced labor camps; other practitioners have “disappeared.”
An independent investigation by David Matas, an international human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, Canada’s former Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific, who died earlier this year, confirmed that Chinese hospitals collaborating with police were harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners to supply the transplant industry.
Gunther von Hagens, an inventor of the plastination technique, established his company in August 1999 in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, when Bo Xilai was mayor of Dalian at the time.
The bodies were delivered to the Body Worlds company for plastination, performed by Sui Hongjin at the Medical University. Sui Hongjin, who was a student of Gunther von Hagens, decided to also partner with Premier Exhibitions, another company, to make even more money by holding exhibitions around the world with the alleged bodies of deceased practitioners.
According to the Ministry of Health regulations of February 1979, legally obtained bodies referred to as “unclaimed” must remain unclaimed for one month. This makes it impossible for these bodies to be used for plastination, which requires fresh corpses that still have body fluids to be mixed with liquid plastic. This suggests that Gunther von Hagens was illegally sourcing bodies from Chinese prisons.
Although, in 2013, Bo Xilai was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of power, he has not been convicted of the most heinous crime, the murder of Falun Gong practitioners for profit. The CCP preferred to protect Bo Xilai because his downfall for this dreadful act would also spell the end of the Chinese regime.