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Zhou Yongkang

Zhou Yongkang is a senior leader of the Communist Party of China who is currently serving as the 9th ranked member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, and the head of the Central Political and Legislative Committee, an organ directing central government legal policy and the legislative agenda.
He was a State Councillor until March 2008 and is a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He was mayor of Panjin in Liaoning Province from 1983 until 1985, served prominently as the Minister of Public Security of the People's Republic of China and thus chief of the Ministry of Public Security from 2002 to 2007. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Former top Chinese general becomes biggest figure caught in spreading ...
2014-06-30
"Zhou Yongkang was a bitter enemy of Xi Jinping. He was opposed to Xi Jinping becoming general secretary. This is also a personal vendetta. A power struggle," said Lam. "Xi Jinping has very shortly used the anti-corruption campaign to bring down his ...
(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  1. Noose tightens on one of China's most powerful men with expulsion of 4 top ...

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Party boss of China's Guangzhou investigated for graft
2014-06-27
The southwestern province of Sichuan, which was a powerbase of the influential former domestic security chief, Zhou Yongkang, has emerged as one of the front lines of the anti-corruption campaign. Sources have told Reuters that Zhou has been put under ...
(Reuters UK)
  1. Chinese Communist Party chief investigated for corruption
  2. China Launches Graft Probe On Guangzhou Party Chief
  3. Top Chinese Communist Party official held for corruption

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Tourists flood to village of missing Chinese politician Zhou Yongkang
2014-06-26
Zhou Yongkang was one of the most feared men in China because as head of China's domestic security, Mr Zhou oversaw the detention of so many others. Now he has disappeared from public life. There's still no official announcement regarding charges or ...
(Yahoo!7 News)
  1. China's anti-corruption campaign catches another 'tiger'
  2. Tourists flood to village of missing Chinese politician Zhou Yongkang
  3. Tourists flood to village of missing Chinese politician Zhou Yongkang

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Two major generals detained as Sichuan graft probes widen
2014-06-26
Sichuan has been the focus of another corruption investigation into the former national security tsar Zhou Yongkang. The province is one his former power bases. The sources did not connect the probes involving the military officers with the ...
(South China Morning Post)
  1. Two PLA Major Generals Being Investigated for Graft, SCMP Says

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Rule of law key to tackling corruption in China
2014-06-02
One thing that sets this case apart, as well as the death sentences for Liu and his brother Liu Wei, is the consensus that it is a prelude to the prosecution of former domestic security tsar and Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang , which ...
(South China Morning Post)

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    Mining Tycoon Liu Han Sentenced to Death
    2014-05-24
    A former mining magnate with suspected ties to the family of China's retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang was sentenced to death on Friday on charges of leading a gang on a crime spree spanning two decades. The sentencing of Liu Han, handed down by a ...
    (China Digital Times)
    1. Chinese billionaire gets death sentence

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    Chinese billionaire sentenced to death for murder
    2014-05-23
    A Chinese court on Friday convicted a mining billionaire said to have links with former security tsar Zhou Yongkang of murder and sentenced him to death. Liu Han led private company Hanlong, which once launched a billion-dollar bid for an Australian firm.
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    1. Chinese tycoon Liu Han sentenced to death for murder

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    Death sentence for Liu Han, mining tycoon with Zhou Yongkang link
    2014-05-23
    A former mining magnate with suspected ties to the family of retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang was sentenced to death today. Liu Han was convicted on charges of leading a gang on a crime spree spanning two decades. The sentencing of Liu, handed ...
    (South China Morning Post)
    1. Liu Han, Chinese Tycoon Linked To Ex-Security Czar Zhou Yongkang ...
    2. Chinese tycoon Liu Han sentenced to death for murder
    3. Businessman linked to China's ex-security tsar sentenced to death

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    Party Plenum's Likely Focus: Rule of Law, Zhou Yongkang
    2014-05-12
    This will help to rally the party elite and convince them the investigation into [former security chief Zhou Yongkang] was part of the campaign to bolster the rule of law, not a political power struggle as some have suggested, several sources with ...
    (China Digital Times)

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