The Business Ties of Bo Xilai

Bo Xilai and his wife, Gu Kailai, were among China’s most powerful couples. Their extended families are worth at least $136 million. Now he’s been ousted from the Communist Party and she’s suspected of murder. A look at their business empire.

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Bo Xilai and his wife, Gu Kailai, were among China’s most powerful couples. He was the Communist Party boss in the mega-city of Chongqing and she was described as the Jackie Kennedy of China. Over the years, their extended families built a fortune of at least $136 million. Then it all came crashing down. In April, he was ousted from the Party and is under investigation. She was arrested on suspicion of the murder of a British businessman who was a family friend. Their wealth is under scrutiny. Here is a look at their business empire.

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