Advice for Gu Kailai: Lose Weight to Leave Jail

are going crazy over the telling placement of headlines in yesterday’s edition of the paper 6 AM Today (今晨6点). At top is a photo of at her trial and the headline “Bogu Kailai’s Commuted Death Sentence.” (Chinese media refer to her using by combining her married and maiden names.) Below the fold, a mouse peers out from a beer can. Unable to squeeze itself out, the headline reads, “Go on a Diet, Then Come on Out.”

The weight Gu Kailai put on between her arrest and trial has many guessing at the conditions of her detention, or whether she even had a body double take the heat for her. There’s little hope for true justice, either. A commuted death sentence can easily become a life sentence; Gu may even leave prison in some years’ time.



Bogu Kailai’s Commuted Death Sentence

Bogu Kailai: “I feel that the sentence is fair, and that it reflects the court’s sincere respect for the law, sincere respect for reality, and sincere respect for life.”


A little mouse’s thirst for booze led it into a beer can. It made it in, but no matter what it can’t get out.

Go on a Diet, Then Come on Out 





Read more about Gu Kailai and her husband, , from CDT.

Via Over the Wall. Translation by Josh Rudolph.


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