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Wife of sacked Chongqing boss a woman of many talents

  • Staff Reporter
  • 2012-03-19
  • 17:50 (GMT+8)
Gu Kailai, left, is a Peking University law graduate. (File photo/CFP)

Gu Kailai, left, is a Peking University law graduate. (File photo/CFP)

Gu Kailai, the wife of the former Chongqing party secretary, Bo Xilai, has outstanding credentials of her own as a powerful lawyer from a well-known family. Her father, Gu Jingsheng, was the former deputy party secretary of a Xinjiang district committee, while her mother, Fan Chengxiu, is a descendant of the famous historical figure Fan Zhongyan, a politician and a man of letters in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

It is reported that Gu is currently being investigated for corruption by Beijing.

 

Bo's wife was born in 1960. She began studying law at Peking University in 1978 and also earned a master's degree in international politics. After graduation, she opened the Kailai Law Firm in Beijing. She has handled several high-profile cases, including the case of Olympic track coach Ma Juren, who was accused of giving athletes performance-enhancing drugs.

She also wrote several bestsellers, such as I was the Lawyer of Ma Junren and How to Win a Case in the United States

Gu is Bo's second wife. They have one son, Bo Guagua, born 1987, who is studying at Harvard University in the US.

 

References:

Gu Kailai  谷開來

Gu Jingsheng  谷景山

Fan Chengxiu  范承秀

Fan Zhongyan  范仲淹

Ma Juren  馬俊仁

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