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Downfall Complete for Once 'Untouchable' China Honcho

Ex-security boss Zhou Yongkang gets life in corruption crackdown

(Newser) - China's onetime "untouchable" former security chief was sentenced today to life in prison on corruption charges, in a victory for President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign seen as further cementing his authority by removing a potential challenger. Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful Politburo Standing... More »

'Untouchable' China Official Faces Corruption Trial

Zhou is the highest-level politician charged in decades

(Newser) - Zhou Yongkang, China's former security boss, has been formally charged with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for him to become the highest-level politician to stand trial in China in more than three decades. The long-expected indictment, announced today by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, followed... More »

China Corruption Purge Targets Biggest Fish Yet

Zhou Yongkang was member of country's Politburo

(Newser) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has made it his mission to eliminate corruption within the ruling Communist Party, and his latest target is the highest-ranking thus far. Zhou Yongkang is the former head of national security and an ex-member of the Politburo Standing Committee, which heads the party; he was among... More »

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