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     Mar 5, '14


China's ex-security czar faces graft probe
By Radio Free Asia

China's official media on Tuesday hinted that former security czar Zhou Yongkang is under investigation for corruption. Speculation has been mounting for months that the authorities may be getting ready to charge Zhou, 71, a former member of the party's elite


Politburo Standing Committee, with abuse of power.

A corruption investigation begun by the ruling Chinese Communist Party last year has widened to include Zhou's family and powerful political allies and business connections in the country's energy sector, reports indicate.

Zhou, former political mentor to jailed former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, stepped down from his post as Politburo standing committee member and Commission chief in November 2012, where he wielded huge power, political analysts say. His post has since been downgraded to report to the committee.

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