Xilai's son Bo Guagua has released
his statement which was published on The
New York Times on August 19:
Bo Guagua with his parents (Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai)
and his grandfather Bo Yibo
It has been 18 months since I have been denied contact
with either my father or my mother. I can only surmise the
conditions of their clandestine detention and the adversity
they each endure in solitude. I hope that in my father’s
upcoming trial, he is granted the opportunity to answer his
critics and defend himself without constraints of any kind.
However, if my well-being has been bartered for my father’s
acquiescence or my mother’s further cooperation, then the
verdict will clearly carry no moral weight. My mother, who
is now silenced and defenseless, cannot respond to the opportunistic
detractors that attack her reputation with impunity. She
has already overcome unimaginable tribulation after the sudden
collapse of her physical health in 2006 and subsequent seclusion.
Although it is of little comfort to my anxiety about her
state of health, I know that she will continue to absorb
all that she is accused of with dignity and quiet magnanimity.
Blow is a Chinese version of the statement,
translated by 远航一号, the
duly editor of redchinacn.net (中文翻译“红色中国“网站责任编辑远航一号)：
Some of the comments posted on the redchinacn.net:
Good on you, Bo Guagua. My home in Germany is also yours
now, and you are welcome to stay at any time. You must not
go back to China, because they will use you to blackmail
Now the truth has come out! The fake CCP would be go so
low as to blackmail Bo Xilai with the safety of his son,
if this is not a blatant fascism then what else will be?
Take your stand, Bo Guagua. You can continue your study in
many other countries, and the friends of the redchinacn.net
all around world are happy to help you. Remember, do not
go back to China. Let's keep in touch through this website.
This mafia-like ruling group is utterly inhumane who could
cut the tie of contact between parents and child for 18 months.
Guagua's statement makes it clear that he wishes his parents
not to sacrifice their dignity for the sake of his safety.
Mr Bo has done too much for his people! Please take care
of yourself now! We'll forever stand by your side!!!