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Xi moves into uncharted territory with purge

Zhou Yongkang is most senior leader to be jailed for graft in over 65 years of Communist rule

CONVICTED: The life sentence is a final blow for Zhou, who was once seen as the second most powerful figure in the party because he controlled the police and the criminal justice system.

Hong Kong

CHINESE president Xi Jinping vowed to hunt "tigers" as well as "flies" in his drive to rid the ruling Communist Party of corruption, and on Thursday he defanged the most dangerous tiger yet - Zhou Yongkang, the nation's former chief of domestic security.

Zhou was