34. China – Inside the Dragon’s Lair

When British Businessman, Neil Heywood, is found dead in a hotel room in China’s megacity Chongqing, a series of events began that set in motion political change that would influence the next decade in Chinese politics. A flamboyant politician’s wife was tried for the murder of Neil Heywood, but was she framed by her husband’s political enemies in an attempt to keep him from becoming a member of the uber powerful nine-person Politburo Standing Committee?

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Death of a Brit in China

Dispatches: Chinese Murder Mystery


Wikipedia – Gu Kailai

Wikipedia – Bo Xilai


What Bo Xilai’s Rise and Fall Says About China

Created and Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched & Produced by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

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This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.