Bo Xilai says there was love between his wife, Gu Kailai, and Wang Lijun, his former police chief — the man who would betray him, just as she did, in her own way.
Bo Xilai: Wang Lijun was secretly in love with Gu Kailai. He couldn't help himself. // so the rumors are true.
— Li Yuan (@LiYuan6) August 26, 2013
We waited four days — since the start of the trial on Thursday in Jinan, Shandong province — for a revelation this good, cutting to the inner lining of the human heart, but finally, some clarity, and a motive.
Bo Xilai tells the court that Wang Lijun was infatuated with (暗恋) Bogu Kailai and they were stuck together like white on rice (如胶似漆).
— Xinhua News Agency (@XHNews) August 26, 2013
Of course the poisoning of Neil Heywood was a crime of passion. The exigencies of desire must always be answered for.
Gu had already poisoned her sister’s lover, Neil, in revenge – though she secretly loved him. Luckily, it was all a Chinese dream…
— China Daily Show (@chinadailyshow) August 26, 2013
Does becoming a star politician in an authoritarian state numb one’s soul to the travails, the lashes of love? Does it dull the capricious beast, the jealous heart?
Bo Xilai has a love story to his name, and now one must be written for his wife. A lonely woman who was cheated on, hurt in ways worse than death. A flamboyant man, a police chief, with a knack for trenchcoats and drama – and open arms. A story of passion and betrayal, of blood and backstabbing, set to the backdrop of the inner court in the People’s Republic of China.
Is there love? pic.twitter.com/jKp8emJer6
— XQ (@MissXQ) August 26, 2013
It could be all bullshit. But please don’t tell me if so.