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The Guardian has reported that the wife of the Chinese politician accused of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood, was "mentally unstable" and behaved like an unforgiving "empress", Heywood revealed before his death.
While China has detained dozens of people with connections to Bo Xilai, as part of their ongoing investigation, according to the Telegraph.
Following a meeting earlier between the Prime Minister and Li Changchun of China, a Downing Street spokesperson said:
Mr Changchun tells PM the case of Neil Heywood is being "examined by the judiciary in full accordance with the rule of law".
Mark Henrick MP is the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on China. He says the reason the Chinese authorities were forced to investigate the death of Neil Heywood was because of the pressure from bloggers within China.
The Foreign Secretary William Hague given a written statement on the investigation into Nick Heywood's death.
He told MPs that the Chinese investigation into Mr Heywood's death was launched after repeated requests from the UK.
He also said:
David Cameron is meeting a top Chinese official, Li Changchun, today and they are due to discuss the Neil Heywood murder investigation. Speaking ahead of today's meeting, a Downing Street spokeswoman said:
The Foreign Secretary William Hague said:
Chinese politburo member Li Changchun has arrived at Downing Street where he was greeted by the Chancellor George Osborne. He will hold a meeting with the Prime Minister later today, at which Neil Heywood's murder investigation is likely to be discussed.
Reuters is reporting that Chinese politician Bo Xilai originally backed, and then decided to block, a murder probe against his wife, Gu Kailai.
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China's ruling Communist Party has said that it is committed to probing a political scandal, surrounding the death of Neil Heywood.
The death of British businessman Neil Heywood has fuelled a frenzied rumour mill. Time to separate fact from fiction.