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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Energy giant CNPC reviews internal anti-graft efforts

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 12:43pm by Zhang Hong

    ... and officials and executives outside the company. CNPC was regarded as a key power base for Zhou, who headed the company in the 1990s. Zhou, a former member of the supreme Politburo Standing Committee, has been under investigation by the leadership since December. For decades, Politburo Standing Committee members have followed an unwritten rule they would not charge current or past members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482076/energy-giant-cnpc-reviews-internal-anti-graft-efforts
  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Firms profited in 'shady coal-rights deals'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Li Jing, Zhang Hong

    ... to open a corruption investigation into the former member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee. The three companies in Shaanxi acquired exploration permits in an area of 580 square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482492/firms-profited-shady-coal-rights-deals
  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Communist Party expels Guo Yongxiang, aide to Zhou Yongkang, and prepares criminal prosecution

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:55pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Guo and Zhou worked together for more than a decade until 2002, when Zhou became a member of the party's Politburo as head of the Public Security Ministry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471223/communist-party-expels-guo-yongxiang-aide-zhou-yongkang-and-prepares
  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Two more associates of ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang detained in graft probes

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by MANDY ZUO

    ... to the Ministry of Land and Resources and was then transferred to Sichuan as its party boss. He later served as public security minister before being promoted to the elite Politburo Standing Committee, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479451/two-more-associates-ex-security-tsar-zhou-yongkang-detained-graft-probes
  5. News - China - NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS

    Li Keqiang not asked about Zhou Yongkang case, after reporters warned

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:27pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Xilai, who was then Chongqing party chief and a Politburo member. Wen criticised Bo's policies and his handling of his former police chief Wang Lijun's attempted defection to a US ... Politburo Standing Committee member, was under way. At the news conference before the opening of the annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the nation's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447693/li-keqiang-not-asked-about-zhou-yongkang-case-after-reporters-warned
  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chinese official drops first hint that Zhou Yongkang will be probed for corruption

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:05pm by Keith Zhai

    ... of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee. State media had remained tight-lipped but now some articles have started to link him and his son Zhou Bin- currently the subject of a graft probe. The announcement would mark the end of the party's unwritten rule that members of the Politburo Standing Committee, including retirees, can be exempted from investigation for economic crimes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438661/chinese-official-drops-first-hint-zhou-yongkang-will-be-probed-corruption
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Zhou Yongkang case set to expose the scale of the rot in China's elite politics

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 07:44pm by Minxin Pei

    ... Xi would prosecute Zhou and thus break the party's long-established unwritten rule of immunity for sitting or retired members of the Politburo Standing Committee. But doubts about ... an ally of Zhou and a former Politburo member who was sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption, look like a petty thief. Apparently, the Chinese government is meticulously building a case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1450790/zhou-yongkang-case-set-expose-scale-rot-chinas-elite-politics
  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Security 'stepped up' at ancestral home of ex-security tsar Zhou

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:44am by Teddy Ng

    ... of nine members of the party's Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision-making body. Yesterdays' report called Zhou by his original name Zhou Yuangen. It said he had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438234/security-stepped-ancestral-home-ex-security-tsar-zhou
  9. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    Did Xi Jinping bypass Zhou Yongkang in his 'consultation' with retired Party leaders?

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 02:02pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... speculation on which ones he chose not to confer with. There are at least 19 retired Politburo members still living, and Xi consulted 17 of them on how to pursue his campaign against graft, Xinhua ... The report did not name the elders Xi had consulted.  These consultations preceded an extraordinary meeting by the current Politburo on “four styles” – the party-speak for lean and efficient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1381847/did-xi-jinping-bypass-zhou-yongkang-his-consultation-former
  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Briefings point to conclusion of graft investigation into Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:24am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the country's most significant graft investigations in decades. The briefings included new details about the possible origins of the case against the retired Politburo Standing Committee member, ... of highly sensitive cases. Zhou would be first current or retired member of the Politburo Standing Committee to be charged with financial crimes. President Xi Jinping's decision to launch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1416167/briefings-point-conclusion-graft-investigation-zhou-yongkang

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