Gu Kailai's public life will be effectively over when she is released

A suspended death sentence for Gu Kailai effectively means that even after she is released from jail her public life is over.

It is also unlikely that her once powerful husband Bo Xilai will ever be seen in public again either.

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Party throws out Bo Xilai

China's ruling Communist Party has expelled disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai from the party. He will also face criminal charges.