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Fearful Final Hours for Briton in China
WSJ ^ | 04/12/12 | JEREMY PAGE

Posted on 04/12/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Fearful Final Hours for Briton in China

The day before his death in the fog-shrouded Chinese city of Chongqing, Neil Heywood sensed that something was amiss.

The British businessman had been summoned on short notice to a meeting in Chongqing in early November with representatives of the family of Bo Xilai, the local Communist Party chief, according to an account by a friend whom Mr. Heywood contacted at the time. Mr. Heywood told the friend he was "in trouble."

After he flew to Chongqing, he tried to telephone his usual contacts but couldn't get through to any of them, according to the friend. He was left waiting alone in his hotel room for instructions.

Mr. Heywood felt he had reason to be nervous, although he had taken steps to protect himself. He had told the same friend earlier that he had left documents detailing the overseas investments of Mr. Bo's family with his lawyer in Britain as an "insurance policy" in case anything happened to him.

He had also told friends that he was concerned about his safety after falling out with Mr. Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, who he said knew about the documents and was convinced she had been betrayed by someone in the family's "inner circle" of friends and advisers.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxilai; murder; neilheywood; purge

1 posted on 04/12/2012 11:31:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; prion; Iris7; ...

P!


2 posted on 04/12/2012 11:34:13 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

When you deal with the Devil there’s Hell to pay.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 11:36:44 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: MeganC

I suspect there are many foreigners like this fellow, risking their lives by dancing with devils.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 11:39:45 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

bump 4 l8tr


5 posted on 04/12/2012 11:47:09 AM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: MeganC

when you mess with the dragon, you get bad breath..


6 posted on 04/12/2012 11:57:09 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Killed, creamated immediately.

So solly.

East is East,
and West is West,
and never the twain shall meet.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 11:59:51 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru

They will plunder the body for parts first.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 12:07:01 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Besides death packaged with Red China exported food products..
Items (Just two of a myriad)
Red China controls rare earth market, limits availability / sets prices
Red China supplies 80+ percent of Vitamin C, controls availability / fixes prices

Bo I think is a popular Maoist. I hope he leads a peoples' revolution like Mao did and brings down the whole corrupt, criminal caboodle.

.. but no TARP for "American" corporations ("useful idiots" suckered in by Deng's version of Lenin's NEP) losing their butts in the turmoil..

9 posted on 04/12/2012 12:08:51 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: All
If there is revolution in Red China and it becomes even redder with another Bamboo Curtain does that mean they will never pay us the trillions they owe us for all the intellectual property and technology they extorted and stole?

or :) have they already paid us?

10 posted on 04/12/2012 12:14:32 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I am wondering now how much truth their was to the stories of a possible coup attempt back in March? As emotionally unstable as Mr Bo's wife was, is it possible that she and her inner circle were trying to get themselves out of jail? There is so much happening over there right now with Housing bubble bursting, economy on the decline, issues with Phillipines, etc...

Thoughts?

11 posted on 04/12/2012 12:16:08 PM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: GladesGuru

Killed, creamated immediately.

So solly.

East is East,
and West is West,
and never the twain shall meet.


Amazing isn’t it? Barack Obama also did the same to his beloved Toot when she “suddenly” passed.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 1:09:47 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This has all the makings of one of those 20-part mini-series that are so popular on Chinese TV

The main character is the grasping, calculating and corrupt wife of a pliant and hoodwinked high official, who eventually succumbs to her corruption. She’s got lackey’s in his office who are in on her schemes, which even involve murder. Meanwhile, there is the loyal, clean and heroic Communist Party investigator who is trying to gather information on the crimes of her and her husband.

A beautiful young secretary of the wife’s inner-circle falls in love with the dashing investigator, yet he is too honest and dedicated to the Party to return her unrequited love. The secretary eventually provides him the evidence he needs, but she is killed by the wife in the end (cut to the young woman coughing up blood as she passes away in her beloved’s arms)

Now all I need is a theme-song.....


13 posted on 04/12/2012 1:29:33 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: TigerLikesRooster

COMMUNISM!.... its not the Cub Scouts...


14 posted on 04/12/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Word is that the guy was Brit Intel.

MI-6...maybe.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 5:14:04 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: PGR88

Set this story in Tang imperial court, it makes a classic imperial soap opera.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 7:03:16 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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