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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ling Gu Ferrari Crash: China covers up death of top official's son after he crashed Ferrari

The high-speed road death of a playboy son of a high-ranking Chinese government official has caused another rare scandal in China’s ruling Communist Party just weeks ahead of its once-in-a-decade leadership transition.

Ling Gu, 23 - the son of Ling Jihua, who ranks fourth in the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee - was killed when he lost control of his black Ferrari 458 Spider on Beijing's North Fourth Ring Road in the early hours of March 18.

The crash was, however, kept secret by the government because the victim’s father is an ally and close aide of outgoing President Hu Jintao. Read More