1. Beyond censors' reach, free expression thrives, to a point By Sophie Beach On March 24, 2012, investigative journalist Yang Haipeng posted on his Sina Weibo microblog a story he had heard that alleged a link between Neil Heywood, an English businessman who had been found dead in a Chongqing...
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China's external intelligence agency, the Ministry of State Security, suspected a British businessman of being a spy before his murder last year at the hands of a senior politician's wife, according to people with close ties to Chinese state security.On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Mr. Show More Summary
In the latest development in the scandal that keeps on giving, the Wall Street Journal's Jeremy Page has uncovered evidence that Neil Heywood, the Briton murdered by Bo Xilai's wife Gu Kailai, was briefing MI6 (the British secret service) for over a year before his death. [ more › ]
British businessman whose death sparked ructions in Chinese Communist Party, 'passed information to MI6' One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 14:11 ON Tue 6 Nov 2012 NEIL HEYWOOD, the British businessman whose murder led to the downfall of...Show More Summary
Neil Heywood, the businessman who Bo Xilai's wife was convicted of poisoning, fancied himself a spy—complete with 007 on his license plate and a job working for a dealer of the James Bond-favored Aston Martin. In reality, he actually had spy connections, a Wall Street Journal investigation finds. It...
A top Chinese forensics expert who challenged the official story behind the murder of Briton Neil Heywood in a blog post on Wednesday published another defiant blog post on Friday that has won near universal praise online.
In a blog post on Sina that has since been removed, Wang Xuemei, one of China's foremost forensic doctors with the Supreme People's Procuratorate (China's agency responsible for prosecution and investigation of crimes), dismissed the official account of Neil Heywood's death in November, 2011. [ more › ]
The police chief who triggered a murder investigation into the death of the British businessman Neil Heywood has been jailed by a Chinese court. Wang Lijun was sentenced to 15 years in jail for what the Chinese authorities called "bending...Show More Summary
The former Chinese police chief who blew the whistle in the Neil Heywood murder case has been charged with taking bribes.Wang Lijun fled to the US Consulate in Chengdu to expose former Chinese politician Bo Xilai's involvement in the...Show More Summary
The wife of the Chinese Premier hired a body double to replace the woman accused of murdering Briton Neil Heywood at her trial, fearing the real suspect would reveal damaging secrets about corruption, according to rumours circulating on internet blogs. Show More Summary
China’s case of the century, the legal thriller known as the Bo Xilai–Gu Kailai–Wang Lijun–Neil Heywood case, wrapped up last week with a courtroom finale. As a brief reminder, Bo Xilai was the popular, populist mayor of Chungking (preferred...Show More Summary
On Monday, Chongqing’s finest were in the doghouse as four officers received prison sentences in connection with the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. Two days later, all that was forgotten, thanks to a serial killer.
The murder trial of Bo Xilai’s wife Gu Kailai ended with a local Chinese court delivering a suspended death sentence for her killing of a British citizen Neil Heywood. While Gu only received a two-year reprieve for the execution, anybody with some knowledge of the operation of the Chinese officialdom knows that this is tantamount to life in prison. Show More Summary
In a courtroom in Hefei yesterday morning, Gu Kailai ??? was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. Like many of today’s newspapers, Six O’Clock This Morning (??6?), a commercial paper based in Yantai, Shandong Province, noted the outcome in a front-page headline. Show More Summary
Gu Kailai was handed a suspended death sentence yesterday for murdering British businessman Neil Heywood.However, in a bizarre twist, there was fevered speculation that it wasn’t her in the dock.China was yesterday abuzz with the suggestion...Show More Summary
Gu Kailai, the former first lady of Chongqing, and the daughter of a People’s Liberation Army general, was convicted of murder today, for plotting and carrying out the poisoning of Neil Heywood, a British businessman. She could be a free woman in less than a decade.
FROM REUTERS: China sentenced the wife of fallen Politburo member Bo Xilai to death on Monday but suspended her execution, setting the stage for a possible final purge of Bo himself in a scandal that has shaken Beijing ahead of a leadership transition. The sentence means Gu Kailai is likely to face life in jail [...]
BEIJING -- Monday's murder conviction for the wife of Bo Xilai, once one of China's most powerful men, may have brought to an end the investigation into the death of British businessman Neil Heywood but it left in question the fate of her husband, who is being pursued for party …