A scandal is brewing in China involving the fourth most powerful person in the communist party, a $300,000 Ferrari, a dead 23 year old playboy and two naked women who were apparently involved in a sex orgy at the time of the crash. The scandal threatens to rock the office of President Hu Jintao just weeks before the communist party performs it's once-a-decade leadership shuffle. The accident, which occurred in March and left one man dead and two women permanently paralyzed, is becoming a huge global story. Everyone wants to know how the son of a Chinese politician who supposedly makes just $19,000 per year is able to afford a ultra luxurious sports car Like a Ferrari 458. Furthermore, how/why did the Chinese government cover up the accident since March?
The six month old story of the of 23 year old Ling Gu and his two naked female passengers broke this weekend in China and within 24 hours the government censors had managed to delete every article and social media post related to the crash. The censors even went so far as to block the search term "Ferrari" from the Chinese versions of Twitter and Google. But international press are having a heyday thanks to the story's perfect mix of sex, scandal, expensive cars and power. Police at the scene recorded that Ling and at least one female passenger were fully naked and the other was in a state of "semi-undress" leading many to speculate that the trio was playing sex games while traveling at unsafe speeds throughout the city of Beijing. Since the accident, Ling Gu's father Ling Jihua has been transferred away from the #4 spot at the General Office of the Central Committee to a relatively obscure position at the United Front Work Department. Essentially he was transferred to political Siberia.
This is just one of several high profile scandals that has shed light on the finances of China's top politicians. The wife of a high ranking Chinese official was recently found guilty of murdering a British businessman with poison. In the the wake of her trial it was discovered that the family's personal fortune was north of $100 million. Their son was also fond of Ferraris and was often seen speeding and parking illegally around Harvard University where he is currently an undergraduate student. His mother was sentenced to life in prison and his father was forced to step down in shame. So how exactly are these supposed public servants getting such vast amounts of wealth?
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