|Bo Xilai suggests mother bought his underwear 50 years ago and suits were from county enterprise
Deposed Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai attempted to deflect accounts of his family's luxury lifestyle revealed at his trial in Jinan today by saying that his underwear was five decades old.
(Pictured, convoy carrying Bo Xilai leaves Jinan court).
The trial in the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan in Shandong Province ended proceedings today and said on its verified account on Sina Weibo the court will “announce the verdict at a date to be decided.’’
Prosecutors at the hearings in Jinan have provided riveting details of private jet flights, French Riviera villas and rare animal meats enjoyed by Bo and his family, courtesy of wealthy businessmen.
But Bo, who was also the former commerce minister, hit back, telling the court he was a simple man.
``I am personally not interested in clothing. The long johns I am wearing now were bought for me by my mother in the 1960s,'' Bo said.
“I'm telling you all that the jacket I'm wearing, and the suits in my wardrobe, were all produced by a township enterprise in Xinjin county in Dalian.''
The comments appeared in regular but delayed transcripts posted by the court.
Bo has claimed ignorance of the dealings of his wife Gu Kailai and son Bo Guagua as a string of allegations were made about his family's opulent lifestyle.
Long johns are commonly worn during China's harsh winters.—AFP