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Bo Xilai



Video: Bo Xilai at a farewell party at Ministry of Commerce in Dec. 2007



Bo Xilai

(1949 -         )

 Bo Xilai
Bo Xilai, a native from Shanxi Province’s Dingrang, was born in July 1949. He began work in January 1968 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October 1980.

Bo worked at the Hardware Repair Factory for the Beijing Second Light Industry Bureau before he was admitted to the Peking University Department of History, majoring in world history, in 1977. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1982, he graduated from the Postgraduate Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with a Master degree.

Bo successively worked with the Research Office of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat and CPC Central Committee General Office, and served as deputy secretary and secretary of the Jinxian County Party Committee in Liaoning, deputy secretary and secretary of the Party Committee of the Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone, secretary of the Jinzhou Prefectural Party Committee in Liaoning, standing committee member of the Dalian Municipal Party Committee, deputy mayor of Dalian, and deputy secretary of Dalian Municipal Party Committee.

He took up the post of acting mayor of Dalian in 1992 and mayor of Dalian from 1993. He was elected as deputy secretary of CPC Dalian Municipal Committee in June 1995. In January 1998, he was re-elected mayor of Dalian. In September 1999, he served as secretary of the CPC Dalian Municipal Committee.

In January 2001, he served as vice governor and acting governor of Liaoning Province. In February of the same year, he served as governor of Liaoning. He was elected as standing committee member and deputy secretary of the ninth CPC Liaoning Provincial Committee the following October. In January 2003, Bo was elected as governor of Liaoning at the first session of the tenth Liaoning People’s Congress.

Bo also served as a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and Minister of Commerce.

Bo won the title of National Model for Respecting the Elderly in 1995. In September 1999, he won the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honor Award for his brilliant contributions to housing construction and sustainable development.

Oct. 2007, Bo was elected as member of Poli-bureau and Central committee of Chinese Communist Party.

Dec. 2007, Bo was appointed as as Party Chief of Chongqing.

Bo was removed from the position of Chongqing Party Chief on Mar. 16, 2012.

Bo was removed from Poli_bureau and Central Committee of Chinese Communist Party on April 10, 2012

Bo Xilai expelled from CPC, public office on September 28, 2012

Bo Xilai formally expelled from China's Communist Party on Nov. 4, 2012


 Curriculum Vitae of Bo Xilai
  • February 1978-September 1979
    Undergraduate student
    Beijing University
  • September 1979-August 1982
    Graduate student
    Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • August 1982- October 1984
    Research Department, Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
  • October 1984-February 1988
    Party Secretary, Jin County, Liaoning Province
    Party Secretary, Jinzhou District, Dalian City
    Party Secretary, Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone
  • February 1988-March 1989
    Director, Publicity Department, CPC Dalian Committee
  • March 1989-August 1992
    Executive Vice Mayor of Dalian city
  • August 1992-August 2000
    Acting Mayor of Dalian city
    Mayor of Dalian city
  • August 1999-December 2000
    Party Secretary of CPC Dalian Committee
  • December 2000-February 2004
    Acting Governor of Liaoning province
    Governor of Liaoning province
  • November 2002
    Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee
  • February 2004 till now
    Minister, Ministry of Commerce
  • June 2004-Nov. 2007
    Secretary of the Leading Party Group of MOFOCM (Ministry of Commerce)
  • Dec. 2007 till now Party Chief of Chongqing
  • Mar. 16, 2012, Bo was removed from the position of Party Chief of Chongqing
  • April 10, 2012, Bo was removed from Poli-bureau and Central Committed of Chinese Communist Party.
  • Bo Xilai expelled from CPC, public office on September 28, 2012


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Bo Xilai and his wife and son



Bo is on a TIME magazine cover. (2012 May Issue TIME Magazine).

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Bo Xilai, Now and Then

Bo and his wife Gu Kailai in 2007


Bo and his wife Bo Gu Kailai in 2007 on Bo's father's (Bo Yibo)  funeral in Jan. 2007


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Bo Xilai's family picture (in 1990's)


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Picture of Bo Xilai's family in late 1950's or early 60's.


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Bo's Mom and her several childrens in 1960's.



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