The British businessman whose death sparked one of China's biggest political scandals had links to UK secret intelligence services, the Wall Street Journal (£) is reporting.
An investigation by the paper claimed that Neil Heywood, who was killed in November last year, provided information to MI6 about the family of ousted Communist Party leader Bo Xilai.
Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, was convicted in August of Heywood's murder.
More top news
Anger at the verdict in the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown has left the US deeply divided during its celebration of togetherness.
For most of the country, tomorrow is set to get off to a more pleasant start as it should be drier and brighter with the odd sunny spell.
A man who was abused by John Allen as a child has spoken out as the former care home boss has been found guilty of a further eight charges.