Neil Heywood: “Peripheral Figure”, or MI6 Informant?

If the “semi-open” trial of Gu Kailai for the murder of Neil Heywood was meant to lay the matter of his death to rest, it has not been entirely successful. Immediately afterwards, questions emerged about apparent...

Forensic Expert Explains Challenge to Heywood Story

This week, senior forensic scientist Wang Xuemei published a blog post challenging the official explanation for the death of British businessman Neil Heywood. Gu Kailai, whose husband Bo Xilai will now face charges related to...

Official Expert Questions Heywood Cause of Death

One of China’s most senior forensic scientists has challenged the official explanation for Neil Heywood’s death in a now deleted blog post. Gu Kailai, wife of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, confessed to...

Investigation Maintains Activist’s Death Was Suicide

A month-long investigation of the death of Hunan labour activist Li Wangyang has upheld the official explanation of suicide, but suspicion of foul play remains. Supporters say that Li was in no frame of mind to take his own...

Blood Samples May Prove Heywood Poisoning

The Los Angeles Times’ Barbara Demick reports that Chongqing police reached out to U.S-based forensic scientist Henry C. Lee, a professional acquaintance of Wang Lijun best known for his work in the O.J. Simpson and Phil...



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