—Bo Xilai’s Trial Will Be Held In Shandong Province—
On July 10, there was more news regarding Bo Xilai,
former Chongqing Party Secretary.
According to “Radio France Internationale", the Bo Xilai case
will be at trial either July or August in Shangdong Province.
Due to the highly sensitive case, Jinan Intermediate People’s
Court is undergoing various simulated procedures.
Security maintenance, trial strategy, observer arrangements,
media management, and control measures are all rehearsed.
The Bo case originally was guided by the Supreme People’s
Procuratorate Anti-Corruption Bureau investigation.
Because of its trial level, Bo’s case was handled by Beijing
Municipal Procuratorate Anti-Corruption Bureau, assisted by provincial cadres.
Those familiar with the case said that
Bo was mainly charged with bribery.
A wealthy businessman, Xu Ming, offered to pay for tuition
and expenses for Bo’s son, Bo Guagua, to study in the UK.
The total amount is equivalent to six or seven million yuan.
Some lawyers told reporters, if Bo Xilai pleads guilty, Bo
Guagua does not have be responsible for taking the money.
Otherwise, Bo Guagua may face judicial prosecution.
This may be why Bo Xilai was willing to admit his guilt.
Insiders also revealed that Bo Guagua has left the
Harvard’s Kennedy School, and is currently in California.
Bo Guagua will not appear in court as a witness.
Previously, overseas Chinese media repeatedly reported
on Bo’s trial, however, it did not become a reality.
Whether this comes true or not remains to be seen.
—New lawyers Plead “Innocent" for Li Tianyi—
Upon learning that the governor of Calif. was coming to visit,
The case of Li Tianyi, son of the Chinese
Communist red song singer Li Shuangjiang,
suspected of gang rape, has been accepted by
Beijing’s Haidian District court.
On July 10, Li Tianyi’s two new defense lawyers
made an appearance,
issuing a statement through the blog that
they will plead not guilty for Li Tianyi.
They also accuse the relevant departments of
disclosing Lee’s real name, infringing Li’s privacy.
The new lawyers’remarks caused uproar on the
web in Mainland China.
Many netizen are using the word “shameless"
to respond to this statement.
Someone asks: “Innocent? So, the victim is to blame!"
Others said; “The biggest joke on earth."
Guangdong lawyers Sui Mu Qing told NTD television:
“The two lawyers may only be the Muppets.”
He said, “Because the other defendants have not surfaced yet,
the public has every reason to believe that
they have more a more powerful background.
That’s why this case becomes so complicated.
If Li Tianyi can be acquitted, so can others."
At the end of June, Li Tianyi’s original lawyer resigned.
His new lawyers are Chen Shu and Wang Ran.
—A Mass Incident In Chengdu —
On July 9, a mass incident took place when Chengdu Pi
County urban managers violently assaulted a vendor.
According to the “Chinese Jasmine Revolution" website,
on July 9, at 6:00 p.m.
several Pi County urban managers beat up
a vendor, causing people around to get angry.
Hundreds of people surrounded the managers.
The battered vendor then jumped onto the managers’
truck to protest, attracting many onlookers.
Authorities sent a large number of police to the site,
and police even fired warning shots.
Later, it began to rain, and the crowd dispersed.