Neil Heywood death under fresh scrutiny in business deals

Published:  30 Apr at 6 PM
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One person involved in the business deal claims that Gu wanted to utilise it to pay for the prep school tuition of her son, Guagua, who is now a Harvard University student, and whose luxurious lifestyle has been cited as proof of his family’s corruption.

The deal sheds new light upon Mrs Gu, her lifestyle in the UK, and how she changed herself from a Communist dynasty progeny to an extremely wealthy businesswoman. She is now under the custody of Chinese authorities, while the location of her once-powerful spouse, Bo Xilai, are unknown.

The couple’s fall coincides with the ten-year rekindling of the communist party’s leadership, and arrives amid rumours that Mr Heywood’s murder may have been exploited by Mr Bo’s enemies to kick him out from the ruling elite.

Mr Heywood, a Harrow graduate, was discovered dead in his Chonqing hotel room in November 2011. The authorities first said he had passed away from alcohol poisoning, but his family were informed that he had died from a heart attack.
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