Bo Xilai has confessed to some of the economic crimes of which he has been accused, according to Boxun, investigations will commence prior to the Beidaihe Conference.
Bo has reportedly confessed to moving a million dollars to overseas accounts, under the names of relatives and acquaintances in the US, Britain and other countries. While the full scale of his confession may be much greater, it is likely that only some of this will be made public.
According to the source, Bo Xilai’s punishment will either be life imprisonment, or twenty years; the latter currently seems more likely.
Although reports from US-based dissident website Boxun should usually to be taken with a pinch of salt, the site has recently been consistently churning out Bo Xilai reports with the unusual accuracy of a psychic octopus. Watch this space.
By Lisa Wang