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Former Chinese security czar Zhou Yongkang is under arrest
Former Chinese security czar Zhou Yongkang is under arrest

After more than a year of intense speculation and secret investigation, China’s ruling Communist Party on Friday expelled former domestic security czar Zhou Yongkang, accusing him of misdeeds including accepting bribes, disclosing state secrets and sexual improprieties. Zhou has been arrested, the state-run New China News Agency reported, and his case will be handed over to judicial authorities for prosecution. Zhou retired as a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, the highest body in the Communist Party, in 2012, just as Xi Jinping was elevated to party general secretary. Xi became president in March 2013. If formal charges are filed, Zhou will become the...

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