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China's former security chief charged with bribery, abuse of power

Proceedings to be China's most significant since those against the Gang of Four

FALL FROM GLORY: Zhou is the most prominent victim of President Xi Jinping's much-publicised anti-corruption drive. He had a background in the oil industry and accumulated vast power as he rose through the ranks to become a member of the Communist Party's elite Politburo Standing Committee, the most powerful body in China.


CHINA's former security chief Zhou Yongkang was charged on Friday with bribery, abuse of power and disclosing state secrets, authorities said, making him the most senior official prosecuted in decades and setting the stage for a dramatic trial.

Zhou is the most prominent...

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