The latest graft probe looks more like political purge targeting Zhou Yongkang, who has extensive power base in the petroleum sector. Photo: Reuters
Tom Holland
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Monitor by Tom Holland

China graft probe looks more like a 'petro purge' than an assault on sleaze

If graft-busters focus on sectors controlled by rival political factions, it's hard to see investigations as anything but a tool to discredit opponents

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The latest graft probe looks more like political purge targeting Zhou Yongkang, who has extensive power base in the petroleum sector. Photo: Reuters
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