Dr Bo and 007; Bo Xilai and how did Neil Heywood die?

The story caught my eye in the ‘Guardian’ a few days ago and, determined to put the Bo Xilai saga to bed, it was skimmed and scanned, but then more or less neglected. That is until the video above was viewed this evening.

Britain has asked China to investigate the death of Neil Heywood , a British citizen who, the British authorities were told, “died from over-consumption of alcohol.” Well, Neil Heywood’s body being cremated without an autopsy, and with his friends  pointing out that he didn’t drink, we might at least be a trifle suspicious of that story. Still, with the Chinese government acknowledging the  said it has the UK’s request to investigate Heywood’s death and promising to take it further, we can be fairly certain that we will soon get to the bottom of the matter, can’t we? However, if you prefer not to wait on Beijing to reveal the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, here are a couple of interesting little links for those of you who like the “Fredrick Forsyth”, John le Carré genre.

The British businessman whose death has emerged as a key element in China’s biggest political scandal in two decades periodically consulted for a British strategic-intelligence firm founded by ex-spies, a spokesman said Monday” and if that doesn’t get your interest, how about this? “The British businessman whose sudden death has been linked to China’s current leadership struggles worked as a consultant for a business intelligence firm founded by ex-M16 officers it has emerged.” Might it be that Dr Bo’s present troubles are at least in part his comeuppance for 007’s death?


About sanculottist

There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.
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2 Responses to Dr Bo and 007; Bo Xilai and how did Neil Heywood die?

  1. Hmm…
    If Dr Bo does a ‘disappearing act’, I suggest the authorities search the extinct volcano.

  2. sanculottist says:

    This is actually quite fascinating stuff; http://beijingcream.com/tag/neil-heywood/

    Bo Xilai was/is no Tom, Dick or Harry and he can really forget about his great escape.

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