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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. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Anti-triad drive fails to get top leaders' backing

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the mainland's security tsar has made a formal appearance at Chongqing delegation meetings since the opening of the session last week. Zhou Yongkang, the mainland's top law and order official, who ranks last in the nine-strong Politburo Standing Committee, joined a group discussion with Chongqing delegates yesterday, Xinhua said. In a terse report, Zhou was quoted by the official agency ...

  5. Critics of security chief questioned

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Zhou Yongkang to be removed from the Politburo Standing Committee and the Central Committee's political and legislative affairs committee and investigated by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Yu Yongqing, 79, a retired official formerly in charge of party affairs in Zhaotong, said he and 15 other party members, most older than 80, believed that Zhou was behind Bo, ...

  6. Heir apparent's role in Olympics confirmed

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Conference. Mr Liu also confirmed that Zhou Yongkang, another Politburo Standing Committee member and the party's security tsar, was Mr Xi's lieutenant in the new 'leading committee ... Martin Zhou The man tipped to be the next president has already spent a month leading the enormous preparatory work for the Beijing Olympics, a senior official with the Games' ...

  7. Bo is a no-show at NPC session on criminal law

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... delegation in the main news broadcast on CCTV last night. The event was attended by Zhou Yongkang, the Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of law and order. Bo came under the spotlight ...

  8. After felling crime figures, Bo Xilai turns to planting trees

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... effect in the face of recent setbacks. Of the nine sitting members of the Politburo Standing Committee, only He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang, who rank the eighth and ninth, have voiced support ... the mainland's top anti-graft official, praised the crackdown, but that was at an informal event two days before the National People's Congress meeting. In Zhou's case, the security tsar made ...

  9. In absence of facts, rumours of coup take centre stage

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... most important industrial cities. Rumours about whether or not Bo would go quietly quickly led to those of a military coup - supposedly orchestrated by Zhou Yongkang , a Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of the powerful and massive security apparatus. Zhou is widely believed to be a strong supporter of Bo. Zhou met Bo and other members of the Chongqing elite during ...

  10. Party has to retain control, cadre says

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this month, Zhou Yongkang, head of the party's political and legislative affairs commission and the Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, proposed building the world's ... should not easily delegate social management powers and functions. In an article published in Qiushi magazine yesterday, Zhou Benshun, general secretary of the party's Political ...




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