1. Secret Agent Man

    Report: Neil Heywood Had MI6 Ties

    FILE - In this April 12, 2011 file photo, Neil Heywood, a British business consultant, smiles at an art gallery in Beijing. His body was found in a secluded Chongqing hotel in November, 2011. The murder of the Briton by Gu Kailai, the wife of an ousted Chinese politician, was supposed to be an open-and-shut case, by the government’s account, but the trial proceedings, and official statements about them, have failed to clarify glaring omissions in the case. (AP Photo/China.org.cn, File)  CHINA OUT

    China.org.cn, File / AP Photo

    The drama of Neil Heywood, the British businessman killed in China last November, gets more and more complicated. Reports surfaced on Tuesday that Heywood, who lived in China and was in Bo Xilai's inner circle, served MI6, the British spy agency, as a regular informant on the Chinese politician. Heywood reportedly was not specifically tasked with anything and was not paid—and was not an officer in the British intelligence organization. Despite his lack of formal ties, this revelation could explain quite a bit about the murder case, particularly in casting light on the long-elusive motivation behind Heywood's murder.

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