Briton killed by wife of Bo Xilai was spy: Daily
BEIJING - Agence France Presse
British businessman Neil Heywood poses for a photograph at a gallery in Beijing in this 2011 photo. Heywood was an informant for MI6, a daily says. REUTERS photoA British businessman murdered by the wife of top Chinese politician Bo Xilai had informed on the couple for over a year to his country’s spy agency, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. Neil Heywood shared details derived from his unusually close access to the powerful couple, the paper said, citing his friends and current and former British officials.
“He had been knowingly providing information about the Bo family to Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6, for more than a year,” the report said. Heywood was found dead in November last year in the southwestern city of Chongqing.