Weibo Rumor: Bo Xilai Resigns at Central Party Meeting
A screenshot of Hong Kong’s TVB news program reportedly showing the resignation of Bo Xilai, Chongqing’s party secretary, has gone viral on Sina Weibo, one of China’s biggest microblog platforms.
Bo Xilai resigned on Monday at a meeting attended by members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, according to the screenshot, which was taken from a news program aired on Tuesday.
The news has not officially been confirmed.
Considered a rising star in the Communist Party, Bo has been hit by the leave of Wang Lijun, the Vice Mayor of Chongqing and Bo’s ally.
Wang was detained and sent to Beijing after visiting a U.S. consulate general in Chengdu, a provincial capital not far from Chongqing.
Bo’s resignation is still waiting to be approved, Now TV, another HK media, reported.
Sources cited in the news reports said Bo may leave Chongqing and take up a position as a director of a work committee of the National People’s Congress.