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  1. Zhou Yongkang: Top policeman not averse to flexing muscles to get the job done

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's top policeman, Zhou Yongkang, owes his rise to power to a source completely unrelated to police work: his 30 years of experience in the country's oil ... background: Mr Zhou and party organisation boss He Guoqiang. Others with similar experience include Hainan party secretary Wei Liucheng. But their elevations have less to do with China's growing ...

  2. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... distracted by financial temptation and personal connections Security chief Zhou Yongkang in what is thought to be a reference to ousted chongqing boss Bo Xilai (pictured) ...

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    Beijing Daily publisher demoted over controversial editorials

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Me Ninghua removed as party secretary atBeijing Daily after a series of strident commentaries, one of which was seen as challenging Hu Jintao The publisher of an ultra-conservative Beijing newspaper has been demoted over a series of controversial editoria ...

  4. Security tsar calls for end to torture

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Security tsar Zhou Yongkang has condemned the use of torture and the suspicious deaths of suspects in a speech to law enforcement cadres- a move ... yet that Zhou has escaped any repercussions from his rumoured connections to and support for the disgraced party boss. In it, Zhou called for law enforcement officials to say loyal ...

  5. 12,000 petitioners send letter urging democratic reform

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... political events. Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang has ordered police nationwide to 'spare no effort' to support security in Beijing to create a 'joyous ...

  6. Quotes of the week

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... smiles China watchers describe the communist party's security tsar Zhou Yongkang 'Cohen is going to be hung' is not agreeable to hear Singer Leonard Cohen reflects in court ...

  7. News - 18th Party Congress

    Security tsar will attend party congress after all

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Security tsar Zhou Yongkang was elected a delegate for Xinjiang to the upcoming Communist Party congress, dispelling renewed speculation that he might have been sidelined. Zhou, one of the nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the party's supreme decision-making body, was perceived by some to be an ally of former Chongqing party ...

  8. Bo ally falls into line with leaders

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... government continues to push for unity amid rumours of a power struggle at the top. Zhou Yongkang, head of the Central Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, told more than 450 law and order ... was the first of a string of training programmes for more than 3,300 such officials from across the nation. Zhou told the officials to keep a 'high degree of consistency' with the central ...

  9. Spotlight on Bo's Politburo supporter

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... action was taken against him last month, there have been rumours about the political prospects of an even more senior man, Zhou Yongkang, a staunch supporter of Bo, after rumours of an attempted coup and Politburo divisions. However unlikely it might be, any action against Zhou, a member of the innermost Politburo Standing Committee, would have more significant bearing than ...

  10. News - 18th Party Congress

    Legal policy chief urges better petition handling

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Zhou Yongkang, the top mainland official in charge of law and order, yesterday called for better handling of people's complaints and urged officials to take a preventive approach before people's discontent turned into radical action. Zhou was previously rumoured to have been implicated in the political saga of former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai. ...




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