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China ex-security official on graft charges

Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 00:46

Chinese prosecutors charge the country's former security chief with graft in an effort to battle corruption. Julie Noce reports.

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Chinese prosecutors have launched graft charges against one of the country's top officials. Former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang has been indicted for bribery, abuse of power, and causing heavy losses to public property, officials said. The move to go after such a senior official underscores President Xi Jingping's commitment to fighting corruption at the highest levels. 72-year-old Zhou was a member of the country's Politburo Standing Committee and acted as the country's security tsar until he retired in 2012. A government statement said Zhou had been informed of his legal rights, but did not say where he was being detained. No date has been announced for his trial.

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China ex-security official on graft charges

Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 00:46