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Bo Xilai's son defends father as 'upright': Report

Published on Sep 30, 2012 3:45 PM
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In a file photo taken on March 9, 2012, Bo Xilai, Communist Party secretary of Chongqing leaves after the third plenary session of the National People's Congress's (NPC) annual session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai has defended his father as "upright in his beliefs and devoted to duty", the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - The son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai has defended his father as "upright in his beliefs and devoted to duty", the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Mr Bo Guagua, who graduated from Harvard University's Kennedy School this year, confirmed by email the contents of a statement posted Saturday on his Tumblr account, the newspaper reported.

"Personally, it is hard for me to believe the allegations that were announced against my father, because they contradict everything I have come to know about him throughout my life", the statement said. "Although the policies my father enacted are open to debate, the father I know is upright in his beliefs and devoted to duty," the statement said.

"He has always taught me to be my own person and to have concern for causes greater than ourselves", it said. "I have tried to follow his advice. At this point, I expect the legal process to follow its normal course, and I will await the result".

 
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