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TIMELINE: Zhou Yongkang's fall from grace

Tracing China's disgraced security tsar's career from his ancestral home in Jiangsu to the Zhongnanhai Communist Party leadership compound in Beijing

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 July, 2014, 1:46pm
UPDATED : Friday, 03 April, 2015, 10:43am

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On Tuesday, China announced that former security tsar Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for graft, making him officially the target of the country's highest-profile corruption inquiry in modern history. 

The South China Morning Post first reported the decision by the Communisty Party leadership to investigate Zhou last year. A look at recent corruption investigations shows that dozens of Party and government officials with ties to Zhou have been sacked prior to the announcement of an inquiry into Zhou.