Bo Xilai, Zhang Ziyi reportedly mired in $1.5m prostitution scandal

By Korea Herald
  • Published : May 29, 2012 - 19:36
  • Updated : May 30, 2012 - 10:29
Bo Xilai, the former party secretary of Chongqing, China, and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi are mired in a scandal after a news report said Zhang allegedly provided sexual services for Bo in exchange for money.

U.S.-based Chinese-language news Website Boxun was quoted by news reports as saying that Bo’s associate Xu Ming, founder and chairman of Dalian Shide Group, arranged secretive meetings for the two more than 10 times from 2007-2011.
The report said Zhang was paid about 46 million Taiwanese dollars ($1.55 million) per deal.

The meetings all occurred in Beijing, the report said.

The report also said that Xu not only introduced Zhang to two other “high-ranking Chinese government officials” for similar sexual services but had a secret relationship with the actress himself.

The actress is reportedly under investigation by Chinese authorities and is barred from leaving China.

The Website in April reported that Xu introduced more than 100 women to Bo for sex and the women included household-name celebrities.

(From news reports)