What's Next for Gu Kailai and Bo Xilai?
Gu Kailai's verdict was known before the trial even began. Her punishment for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood was delivered on Monday--a death sentence with two years’ reprieve. That’s also known as a suspended death sentence, as it will likely be commuted to life in prison after two years. But Gu could serve less than that, according to Chinese law--even as little as 9 years if she is given “medical parole.”
The sentence was not unexpected, but we’re still left with questions. In this episode of China Focus, we discuss how Gu's verdict affects the case of her husband Bo Xilai, and the latest reports regarding their links to the secretive Dalian body plastination plants set up while Bo Xilai was mayor. Is this the last we will hear of Gu Kailai?