A luxury overseas
property that is reported to belong to the family
of China's Central Discipline boss
This luxury mansion situated at San Francisco's Silicon
Valley in Northern California, United States, is reported
by various overseas Chinese language websites (such as boxun.com
and peacehall.com) as a private property under the name of
Yao Mingshan (姚明珊). Yao is the wife of Wang Qishan (王岐山),
the boss of China's notorious Central
Discipline Committee that decided Bo Xilai must receive
a life sentence mainly based on a luxury property in France
that is not even under Bo's wife's name.
Note, boxun.com and peacehall.com are the websites at the
very frontline of an anti-Bo Xilai media campaign, so if
you argue this allegation is Bo Xilai camp's fight back,
few would believe you.
Now let's face it. If Bo Xilai should stay behind bars for
life just because he once had a fleeting glance at the picture
of the luxury property that his wife did not own, what the
punishment Wang Qishan should receive for the luxury property
his wife does own?
Of course, China's
Foreign Ministry may once again issue a solemn statement denouncing
the reports as a baseless rumour and a malicious attack
on Chinese government and Chinese people (LOL, they really
know how to use Chinese people as human shield to keep
themselves safe from the world criticism). But hang on,
since the Jinan
trial of Bo Xilai, a new set of legal rule has been
invented in China, which is called "chain
of evidence" with Chinese characteristics.
It basically goes like this: If A has a house and once said
he would give this house to a friend, then his friend legally
owns this house, regardless whether his friend is allowed
to set her foot in the property. And if the friend's partner
once saw the photo of the house at his home, then this house
also legally belongs to the partner, even though he may have
no idea whose house it is.
Can Wang Qishan prove he has never seen the photo of this
luxury mansion at home?