It's day two of the corruption trial of Bo Xilai, and a central witness has testified against the disgraced Chinese politician: his wife, Gu Kailai, herself convicted of murder in the death of Brit Neil Heywood. In a video, Gu said her husband was fully aware of bribes a Chinese...
A prominent Chinese forensics expert who publicly challenged the official story in the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood is no longer employed at the country's top investigative body and has resigned from an industry association.
Bo Xilai's trial is coming on Thursday, and will surely be opaque, confused, and contradictory. It seems as though some of those lovely adjectives have spread beyond Bo himself; Neil Heywood's family reportedly issued their first public statement on August 12th, but are now claiming that it wasn't them at all. [ more › ]
A Chinese lawyer disputed that a compensation claim came from Neil Heywood's mother; Chinese banks are using increasingly complicated tactics to bypass limits on loans to customers.
The claims of Neil Heywood's family can't be separated from the trial of Bo Xilai.
WASHINGTON — Looks like the former power brokers in the Chinese government may be several millions of dollars lighter, if a lawsuit gets its way in court. Reuters reported that the family of murdered British citizen Neil Heywood is suing the Chinese, specifically Heywood’s killer Gu Kailai, for $8.2 million. Gu is the wife of [...]
The family of Neil Heywood, the British businessman and alleged MI6 informant murdered by Bo Xilai's wife Gu Kailai, has not spoken publicly before. Now, as Bo's trial nears, Heywood's mother Ann has released a short statement. [ more › ]
British businessman Neil Heywood, murdered by the wife of disgraced Chinese official Bo Xilai, managed a French villa that might be connected to the former power couple.
China’s leaders are saying Chinese consumers aren't shirking their responsibility—they're just undercounted; murdered British businessman Neil Heywood managed a Cannes mansion with a pool; Glaxo’s CEO faces the challenge of defending the company against bribery allegations in China that occurred on his watch.
Bo Xilai: disgraced politician, proud father of a future Columbia grad, and now accomplice to murder. Mr. Bo's trial is coming soon, and Caijing magazine has claimed that one of the many allegations against him will be that of "preventing" his former police chief from investigating the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood in 2011. [ more › ]
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...
Neil Heywood knowingly provided information about the Bo family to Britain's MI6 before his death; LDK Solar Co. is facing problems; Nissan Motor cut its full-year earnings forecast on faltering sales in China.
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 › ]
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