Chinese Murder Mystery
48 min • Crime, Politics & World Affairs • 2012
In November 2011, public school educated Neil Percival Heywood, reportedly died of alcohol poisoning in the Lucky Holiday Hotel, in a remote Chinese city. His death, virtually unnoticed at the time, has gone on to shake China’s Communist Party to the core. For the first time on television, Dispatches exposes a tale of sexual intrigue, betrayal and corruption. The film sheds new light on the real story of Heywood’s life, his relationship with one of the most powerful families in China and the mystery behind his death.