Dating websites to meet millionaires
Since the scandal broke, China has routinely suppressed accounts of it, with search engines frozen and pages blocked whenever anyone tried to seek out details of the key players.
But yesterday, the country's censors appeared to be turning a blind eye and allowing the descriptions of Mr Heywood's murder and the sex-and-money scandals that allegedly led to it to circulate widely.
A separate, online account containing a number of the same key facts alleges that Mr Heywood was responsible for transferring eight billion yuan (nearly £800million) in assets to overseas accounts on Mrs Gu's behalf.
Despite his downfall, Mr Bo remains hugely popular in Chongqing and Dalian – the cities he treated as personal fiefdoms – where many supporters believe Mr Heywood's murder and Mrs Gu's arrest are an elaborate set-up by his political enemies.The account described Mr Bo as being 'drunk with power and in thrall to his own personality cult, regarding himself as behind only the first Chinese emperor Qin Shihuang and Mao Zedong as the greatest man in Chinese history'.