Harvard graduate and non–Ferrari-driver Bo Guagua, has released a statement in which he defends his disgraced father Bo Xilai, who was sacked from the CCP and charged with multiple crimes last Friday.
The statement, published anonymously to Tumblr but confirmed to be Bo by the Guardian, is short and to-the-point:
Personally, it is hard for me to believe the allegations that were announced against my father, because they contradict everything I have come to know about him throughout my life. Although the policies my father enacted are open to debate, the father I know is upright in his beliefs and devoted to duty. He has always taught me to be my own person and to have concern for causes greater than ourselves. I have tried to follow his advice. At this point, I expect the legal process to follow its normal course, and I will await the result.
According to Chinese prosecutors, Guagua’s mother, Gu Kailai, killed British businessman Neil Heywood after he threatened Guagua, who he allegedly held captive for a time at his house in the UK. Gu was handed a suspended death sentence by an Anhui court in August 2012. Forensic experts have cast severe doubt on the evidence presented by the Chinese authorities.
Bo Xilai’s inevitable imprisonment will leave the 24-year-old Guagua effectively an orphan, with both parents behind bars.