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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Zhou Yongkang yet to be prosecuted in corruption probe, senior court official reveals

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 11:45am by Adrian Wan, Reuters

    ... of the elite such as Zhou, who had served on the party's Politburo Standing Committee, which is at the apex of state power. ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Plenum didn’t decide on Zhou graft case ‘as he is no longer state leader’

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 11:21am by Teddy Ng and Andrea Chen

    ... an official said. The party's anti-graft watchdog announced three months ago that it was investigating Zhou- making him the first serving or former member of the elite Politburo Standing ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Strengthening the rule of law will be a long journey

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 07:02am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in the country. Over the past week, mainland media has been hailing the meeting's historic significance without any sense of irony in linking the two developments. Until 2012, Zhou was the Politburo ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang's fate to be decided at party plenum

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Andrea Chen, Angela Meng

    ... establishment. In a case unrelated to Zhou, the plenum would also formalise steps to dismiss disgraced Guangzhou party boss Wan Qingliang, the article said. The Politburo said last month that the fourth ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum set to decide Zhou Yongkang's fate but don't expect details

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by KEIRA HUANG, Angela Meng

    ... of the party's top-level Politburo Standing Committee to be detained and investigated for corruption, and there is general speculation that the leadership will make an example of him to show its ...

  6. News - China - COURTS

    China's top judge says Zhou Yongkang probe proves nobody is above 'cage' of the law

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:23pm by Reuters

    ... a corruption investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who was one of China's most influential politicians of the past decade and stood on the elite Politburo Standing ... retired from the Politburo Standing Committee, the Communist Party's highest ruling body, in 2012. Just a month earlier, the leadership expelled Xu Caihou, former vice-chairman ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Graft case against Zhou Yongkang sends message to those still in power, say analysts

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:38am by Teddy Ng

    ... announced an official graft investigation into ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who retired from the Communist Party's highest ruling body, the Politburo Standing Committee, in 2012. This came ... Analysts in China and overseas believe these cases will have a far-reaching impact. Since the end of the Cultural Revolution, no retired Politburo-ranking official had been investigated ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Beijing 'ready to begin' trying associates of Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:36am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Authorities reportedly ready to begin trying associates of ex-Politburo Standing Committee member- the first act in a huge graft case Friends of Zhou ... Politburo Standing Committee member, was only announced on July 29. But many officials and businesspeople linked to him were detained and questioned as early as late 2012- when graft investigators ...


    Xi Jinping has ambition to push through sweeping changes in China

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:13am by Cary Huang

    ... expected to deal with the high-profile investigations into Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the innermost Politburo Standing Committee and Xu Caihou, a former vice-chairman of the powerful Central ... vice-ministerial rank. With the case against Zhou, it has also broken a longstanding party taboo on charging a member of the Politburo Standing Committee with a crime. In doing so, Xi has challenged ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Graft probe of Zhou Yongkang clears Xi Jinping's path to wider reform

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Zhou's prosecution ditches the decades-old rule against holding current or former members of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee to account for economic or social wrongdoings. Likely ... the company in 1996. He extended it with appointments as party chief of resources-rich Sichuan province in 1999 and then as minister for public security in 2002, followed by elevation to the Politburo ...




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