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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Family of Neil Heywood seeks payout over his death

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... China to show "decisiveness and compassion" to ease the effects of his death on the family, especially the children. The Foreign Ministry did not reply to a request for comment. ...

  2. News - China

    Former Chongqing deputy police chief Tang Jianhua given suspended death sentence

    Posted May 15th 2013, 07:23pm by AFP

    ... The former deputy police chief of the Chinese megacity of Chongqing has been given a suspended death sentence for bribery, a court said on Wednesday, the latest episode in the scandal that brought down Bo Xilai. Tang Jianhua was condemned to death with two years’ reprieve for taking bribes, a Chongqing court official said. Under Chinese law the punishment is normally commuted ...

  3. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Gu Kailai escapes death sentence

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... , was given a suspended death sentence yesterday at the end of a politically charged murder trial meant to put to rest swirling rumours and conspiracy theories surrounding one of the worst scandals ... was sacked in March and then suspended from the Politburo in April after reports of his wife's involvement in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, has been accused only of unspecified ...

  4. Britain opposes death penalty in heywood case

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The British government has told China it will oppose the death penalty if anyone is convicted of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood, a British government minister said in Hong Kong yesterday. Heywood had close ties to the family of former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai. His suspicious death in Chongqing in November unleashed one ...

  5. Hunan chief needs to order inquiry into activist's death

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tussle with Washington before Chen was allowed to leave for the United States. Now in Hong Kong, the popular anger over the suspicious death of Li Wangyang, one of the longest serving political ... the comprehensive Hong Kong media reports, the circumstances surrounding Li's death last Wednesday morning are highly suspicious. In a public statement, for the first time, authorities in the city ...

  6. Briton's death still cloaked in mystery

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The death of businessman Neil Heywood- an event key to the downfall of princeling-politician Bo Xilai- remains shrouded in mystery five months ... death, key questions remain unanswered. Those include why it took the London so long to weigh in and whether Heywood, who occasionally worked for a secretive business intelligence firm with links ...

  7. Murder case that could end in the death penalty

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Gu Kailai, the lawyer wife of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai who is now the prime suspect in the Neil Heywood murder case, could face the death ... Xiaojun, have been arrested as part of the probe into Heywood's suspected murder last November in Chongqing. Murder is punishable by death on the mainland, and Gu faces severe punishment ...

  8. Wife 'behind death'

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... has been implicated in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood, who was a friend of the Bo family and died in Chongqing last November. A probe by mainland police found that Gu ... reopened the investigation into Heywood's death after former vice-mayor Wang Lijun, a close associate of Bo, revealed 'mysterious circumstances' surrounding his death. In early ...

  9. News - China Insider - Bo Xilai

    Bo Xilai associate Jiang Feng Dolby resurfaces in TV documentary

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:53pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... involvement in the scheme. Bo is serving a life sentence on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. Gu is serving a suspended death sentence on murder charges. Xu, detained on suspicion ...

  10. News - China Insider - BO XILAI TRIAL

    Neil Heywood's mother calls for ‘decisiveness, compassion’ ahead of Bo Xilai’s trial

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 10:35am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Heywood said her son’s death had left her two grandchildren, aged 8 and 12, without “financial provision for their future”. “Despite repeated discreet approaches to the Chinese authorities, ... alcohol consumption. A swift cremation prevented the family from carrying out an independent autopsy. His death, however, triggered a political scandal that took down Bo, a rising Communist Party ...




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