En su politica de "tigres y moscas", que persigue lo mismo a cuadros basicos que a los jefes mas importantes, han caido relevantes figuras como Zhou Yongkang, antiguo responsable de la seguridad del Estado; Ling Jihua, hombre de las mayores confianzas del expresidente Hu Jintao, y Bo Xilai, detenido antes de que Xi tomara el poder, por el escandaloso asesinato a manos de su esposa, Gu Kailai
, del socio britanico, Neil Heywood, que les ayudaba a sacar su "dinero negro" del pais.
Murders of foreigners are relatively rare in China, though a British businessman, Neil Heywood, was reported to have been murdered in 2011 by Gu Kailai
, his business partner and the wife of Bo Xilai, a member of the Chinese Communist Party's ruling politburo 6 though the case did not come to light until some months after Heywood's death.
Eight Chinese members of the elite Politburo Standing Committee are also implicated in the papers as having relatives with secret offshore companies - as well as politician Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai
who were imprisoned in the aftermath of a scandal that followed the death of Briton Neil Heywood.
is alleged to have met Haywood in a hotel room, poisoned his drink with cyanide, left him ailing in his room and instructed the hotel staff not to enter his room.
Information about the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood--for which Gu Kailai
, wife of former Politburo member Bo Xilai, was convicted, while Bo himself remains under investigation for corruption-emanated entirely from sources other than traditional media.
His career was stopped short last year by a murder scandal in which his wife, Gu Kailai
, was convicted of poisoning a British businessman, Neil Heywood, who had been a family friend.
Bo was removed from office in 2012 amid a scandal which saw his wife, Gu Kailai
, convicted of a British businessman Neil Heywood's murder.
The alleged ill-gotten goods included a French villa purchased by a Chinese businessman for Bo's wife Gu Kailai
through shell companies managed in part by Briton Neil Heywood -- whom Gu was convicted last year of murdering.
Bo's political career ground to a halt last year after his wife Gu Kailai
, 54, was sentenced to death for poisoning Neil Heywood.
Bo's wife Gu Kailai
was convicted last August and jailed with a suspended death sentence, while Wang was sentenced last September to 15 years in jail for abuse of power in connection with the businessman's murder and other crimes.
Insinuo que las acusaciones de los principales testigos de la fiscalia se explican por una relacion amorosa: La de su esposa, Gu Kailai
, con quien fuera jefe de la policia en Chongqing y su mejor amigo durante decadas, Wang Lijun, lo que dibujaria un triangulo amoroso.
It appeared that his wife, Gu Kailai
, was trying to protect their son, Bo Guagua, while the father was trying to label himself as someone wronged against.