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Zhou Yongkang

Zhou Yongkang (born December 1942) is a senior leader in the Communist Party of China (CPC) who is currently serving as the 9th ranked member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), and the head of the Central Political and Legislative Committee, an organ directing central government legal policy and the legislative agenda.

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Communist Party elite give backing to Xi Jinping's drive for legal reforms:
Corruption watch: Latest via Nothing on ex security czar Zhou Yongkang, yet.
Plenum’s lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say
The Communist Party vows to stay out of China courts... once Xi takes care of all his old friends like Zhou
So says six officials expelled from the Party, but none of them are Zhou Yongkang?
Party vows to stop judicial meddling but gives no word on Zhou Yongkang via
Senior officials linked to Zhou Yongkang expelled from ruling party
Senior officials linked to Zhou Yongkang expelled from China ruling party
So we have to wait until Saturday for Zhou Yongkang news?
State media has so far silent on any decision made over the fate of Zhou Yongkang at Communist Party's 4-day key meeting
So Zhong Yongkang's proteges have expelled from the C Party and no word on Zhou! Still fighting on what to do with Zhou?
Xi Jinping has no qualification to punish Zhou Yongkang!→
China announced an investigation into former Politburo Standing Committee member, Zhou Yongkang. No title has been used in front of his name including “comrade”. State-run media cited an academic: this is a sign Zhou will be expelled from the Chinese Communist Party. See more at:
“To forge iron, you must have a strong hammer,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said in his first public address. The fall of former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is meant to show Xi means business.
By taking down Zhou Yongkang, President Xi Jinping is tearing up the rulebook of Chinese politics,
We are witnessing China's biggest political takedown in 30 years
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Now we are waiting to see Zhou Yongkang's REAL CRIMES exposed, like pursuing Jiang Zemin's policy of persecution of Falun Gong and worse, large-scale live organ harvesting on Falun Gong practitioners
The arrest of former security chief Zhou Yongkang is the climax to a drama dating to May 2012, when Epoch Times reported the official was under investigation
Beijing closes on Ziang Zeming as Zhou Yongkang goes down and out on 7/8? Hope so
Communist Party of China Central Committee decides to put Zhou Yongkang under probe for suspected "serious...
Tiger furries stricken by panic after Zhou Yongkang announcement:
China security czar Zhou Yongkang, detained in real life, is now unblocked on the Internet.
Zhou Yongkang has been put under for alleged severe
"Zhou Yongkang" is under investigation. d world is looking.
China’s ruling Communist Party has put former security chief Zhou Yongkang — one of its most powerful men — under investigation, the most senior official ...
Zhou Yongkang, a member of China’s ruling Politburo Standing Committee from 2007 to 2012, is the subject of one of the highest-level corruption investigations in the history of the People’s Republic of China. Several members of his family, over the years Mr. Zhou was in power, made investments in co…
4-part investigative reporting on Zhou Yongkang is amazing. For those reading Chinese,"ZYK's red and black"
Zhou Yongkang: oil man whose well of power finally ran dry by
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has decided to place Zhou Yongkang under...
Zhou is down. But what about the others? My piece
Our scoop last year on Zhou Yongkang facing a corruption investigation
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Who is Zhou Yongkang, and why did China decide to launch an investigation on him?
Re-up: tracks the possible/probable decline of China's feared former security czar Zhou Yongkang
7 must reads: CAT students to get more time; Government under pressure on GM crop trials: 1. CAT 2014 students to get 30 minutes more to attempt questions: Candidates appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) for entrance to IIMs and other prestigious business schools on November 16 and 22 will get 30 minutes more as number of questions will be more this time. "Earlier, candidates appearing for CAT were getting 140 minutes to solve the paper, but now time has been increased to 170 minutes," a spokesperson of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, which is conducting the online CAT 2014, told PTI on Tuesday. Read More 2. Vehement opposition from Sangh outfits on GM crop trials puts government under pressure: Two RSS linked outfits on sought a ban on field trials of genetically-modified crops, cleared by biotech regulator GEAC, even as the government said that no decision will be taken in haste. Representatives of Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bhartiya Kissan Sangh met the Environment Minister Pra ...
China investigates ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang: In what looms as the biggest scalp yet in President Xi Jin...
Zhou Yongkang is the most senior Chinese political figure to face the possibility of criminal prosecution in two-decades. What got him here
Once one of China's most powerful men, Zhou Yongkang is now at mercy of anti-corruption agency
Article from December on why Zhou Yongkang would be arrested, and for what -
goes down, now officially. He was, until recently, one of the most powerful men in
I have waited 2 long years for the most inappropriate moment to share this photo. With Zhou Yongkang @ Expo 2010.
China’s Communist Party has launched a corruption investigation into the former domestic-security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country’s most influential politicians of the past decade, in a case that has its origins in a party-power struggle.
Read WSJ's big investigation of former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang from earlier this year here:
After months of speculation, China finally moves on former security chief Zhou Yongkang via
Former Security Tsar will be prosecuted although not for his worst crimes, read more:
"Zhou Yongkang is simply referred to as Zhou Yongkang by even Bo Xilai was called "Comrade."
Zhou Yongkang is the biggest tiger yet to be caught in President Xi’s anti-corruption campaign. (Screenshot/singpao.com)
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.has a helpful infographic to make sense of frmer Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang's overlapping networks
I wonder what other ex members of the zhengzhi ju are thinking about zhou yongkang.
Former chief Zhou Yongkang formally under investigation--highest-level official to be officially investigated in PRC history
CHINA: EX-SECURITY CZAR ZHOU UNDER INVESTIGATION BEIJING (AP) - China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. If he goes to trial, Zhou Yongkang would be the highest-level official to be prosecuted since the 1981 treason trial of Mao Zedong's wife and other members of the "Gang of Four," who mercilessly persecuted political opponents during the chaotic 1966-76 Cultural Revolution.
China’s corruption clean-up reaches apex of power with arrest of former Politburo Stan... via
One of the toppest government office, Yongkang Zhou, was finnally captured today in China. How do you evaluate?
On Tuesday Chinese state media announced that Zhou Yongkang, one of China’s most powerful politicians, was being investigated for suspected “serious disciplinary violation.”
.says ”Zhou Yongkang" in English is still censored on Sina Weibo
Days before Zhou Yongkang was brought down, he reportedly toured a university campus. Ling's tour means little.
Why is it taking so long to handle Zhou Yongkang? The party's investigators are busy watching House of Cards.
Huge Qingdao port fraud even bigger than Zhou Yongkang. If add in the unrelated Hu Song investigation = mega$ crisis
With Su Rong and Zhou Yongkang now both under investigation for "corruption", will Jiang Zemin be next?
Haul from Zhou Yongkang seizures "larger than the gross national product of Albania." great piece on purge
“When a man becomes a high official, even his chickens and dogs go to heaven.” But not for Zhou Yongkang.
According to Reuters, the Chinese authorities have withdrawn from the former Minister of Public Security Zhou Yongkang assets by $ 14.5 billion during the investigation of the largest in the history of China’s corruption scandal. Zhou Yongkang was accused of corruption on the basis of the criminal case, which gave the order to initiate by Chairman Xi Jinping. Besides Zhou Yongkang, in this corruption scandal featured more than 300 people – his family and work colleagues from Petroleum Corporation CNPC. Zhou Yongkang headed the Ministry of Public Security of China from 2002 to 2007, was a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China...
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Rumors are saying that Zhou Yongkang was caught having car sex with CCTV anchorwoman before being detained.
CCP probe closes on Zhou Yongkang; is there still debate at P'buro to take him down; or is path set for arrest?
BEIJING (Reuters) - A former aide to retired Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for corruption, the government said, the latest move targeting associates of Zhou, himself the subject of a graft probe. -- Delivered by Feed43 service
Phoenix diagram of fallen official Ji Wenlin's ties, with blank for his patron Zhou Yongkang:
Here's the link just mentioned on air: Top official linked to Zhou Yongkang facing probe
If Zhou Yongkang were charged it would send shockwaves through the ruling elite
Aide to China's Former Security Chief Ousted China has placed a former close aide to the country's ex-chief of internal security Zhou Yongkang under investigation, authorities said, heightening speculation that the net is tightening around his former patron. Ji Wenlin, a vice governor of the southern island of Hainan, is being investigated for "suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws", the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection -- the party's internal graft watchdog -- said in a one-sentence announcement on its website Tuesday. The phrase is usually an indication of alleged corruption. Ji, 47, was a secretary and close aide to Zhou when he was land resources minister and then party chief of Sichuan province in the southwest in 1998-2002, according to multiple Chinese media reports.
scandal brewing in - will Zhou Yongkang be the next to fall in purge? via
Corruption case of ji Wenlin, former aide of Zhou Yongkang, related to his role in state energy giant CNPC |
Inside ~> Zhou Yongkang aide's corruption case linked to state oil giant CNPC
Top official linked to Zhou Yongkang facing probe: How long before Zhou becomes the next Bo Xilai?
Top official linked to Zhou Yongkang facing probe ..
China is probing a one-time aide to Zhou Yongkang for discipline violations, the latest official to be ensnared by corruption investigations surrounding the retired Politburo Standing Committee member.
Another Zhou Yongkang aide bites the dust. WSJ
Defense attorneys speak out about the innocence of the Falun Gong practitioners in Hebei Province who were abducted last November in a crackdown organized by Zhou Benshun, a high-ranking official under Zhou Yongkang.,Zhou Yongkang’s Henchmen Conduct The November Abduction
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by Samson Yuen Politics 1. Details of the new National Security Commission announced 2. Increasing unrest in Xinjiang 3. Briefings point to conclusion of graft investigation into Zhou Yongkang 4. Weiquan activist Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years in prison for "gathering a crowd to disturb public order" 5. New rules on cadre promotions and appointments Economy 1. Temasek to be model of SOE reform? Culture 1. The 2014 CCTV New Year Gala Hong Kong  1. Middle-class backlash over welfare spending? 2. 45% are pessimistic about the passing of HK political reform for 2017 CE elections Taiwan 1. First official cross-strait government meeting? Click here to download this Press Highlights
China's Zhou Yongkang shares something in common with Bo Xilai
China’s Communist Party mechanics plot to remove Zhou Yongkang by Jamie Kenny
According to this report, the recent decision by Chinese leader Xi Jinping to prosecute retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang's son Zhou Bin for corruption is the “leading impetus” that has led to a fracturing of loyalties in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) between those advocating immediate strike...
Apart from cloudy skies and the aftermath of Mount Senabung eruption in Indonesia, it‘s generally calm and peaceful all over South East Asia today. Business as usual, so to speak. And only very few of us are aware that there is an on-going power struggle and breaking up of loyalties within the Communist Party of China ( Xi Jinping versus Zhou Yongkang) , the outcome of which will be very crucial in deciding whether or not to resort to the use of force in resolving the territorial dispute between China And Japan. A couple of days ago, a classified Russian information from a source tied up with Beijing said that one faction of the PLA under President Xi is more cautious in dealing with the territorial row, while the other under Zhou is proposing a full-scale military strike against Japan. And if the latter happens, we in the Philippines will not be immune because we are also involved in a dispute with China over the Spratlys and the Scarborough. Recently, the US government reaffirmed its mutual defense t ...
General Popov, however, in his report warns the General Staff that President Xi Jinping’s moves against Zhou Yongkang, and for his consolidation of control over the PLA, are “too little and too late” as Chinese military forces still loyal to the former Security Minister are even now planning “deliberate and provocative” actions against Japan and threatening military force against the Philippines in order to start a Pacific War they believe will unseat the President Xi Jinping
As the Party winds down its investigation of Zhou Yongkang, get ready for another high-profile trial.
Authorities in China have begun briefing officials on findings of the Zhou Yongkang corruption investigation case, suggesting that the investigation is in its final stage and could potentially lead to 'one of China's most spectacular trials' in recent history, South China Morning Post reports.
A mayor from Shanxi province has been detained, apparently as part of the investigation into an aide of the former security tsar Zhou Yongkang, a mainland newspaper reported.
make use of in oil to dozens of offshore entities, many of them Share 268 Email James Ball The Guardian, Wednesday 22 January 2014 21.00 GMT Jump to comments (63) A attendant in China's oil companies, including and PetroChina, are among the Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images China’s scandal-mired oil giants and their senior executives have made extensive use of offshore shell companies in the Caribbean, secret financial records reveal. The country’s biggest oil companies – Sinopec, PetroChina and the China National Offshore Oil Company (– are among the world’s largest businesses, but executives in the industry are in multiple probes, many tied to of shell companies around the world. by the of (based on leaked financial records from the reveal dozens of companies tied to the three oil giants, many of which are not disclosed on any publicly available filings by the businesses. The ICIJ and Guardian, among other outlets, are blocked in China after reporting on Tuesday the offshore holdin ...
Predictions for 2014: The Year of the Grind - View the email in your browser (.Predictions For 2014--The Sinocism China Newsletter 01.05.14 (am taking the plunge with some predictions for 2014. My 2013 predictions, made December 2012 in The New York Times (is the Year of the Horse but it will also likely become known as the Year of the Grind as Beijing works through its many political, economic, environmental and social challenges;2. Xi Jinping will continue to consolidate power. The apparent ongoing purge of Zhou Yongkang and his allies will result in Xi having more control over both the security services and the military than any leader in decades;3. Xi's appointment to head the leading group for comprehensively deepening reform is positive for reform prospects. Some had expected Premier Li Keqiang to lead the group and now see this move as a diminution of Li, but given that the scope of the group is much broader than just the economy it makes more sense for the General Secretary to lead it. Only Xi may ...
"Former Chinese Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang likely to be sentenced to death for corruption" ~Stratfor
Party "weighing cost" of going after former Standing Committee member and security czar Zhou Yongkang, scholar tells The Hindu
For months now, people have been predicting a Chinese political giant’s downfall on corruption charges. But there...
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Chinese's Xi Vs Zhou..Who will be victorious? via
Risky business: Jang Song Taek, Zhou Yongkang and the problem with political purges
China: The Problem With Political Purges: Beijing is brimming with rumors about the fate of a Chinese politica...
"If Xi dithers like his predecessor Hu, he’ll likely be the last General Secretary of the CPC" Pin *** via
100 billion RMB, that is the number of money Zhou Yongkang's family has reportedly pocketed.
Keeping up with the unfolding anti-corruption drama of Zhou Yongkang by following
A nice back-and-forth shaping up on "Why Is China Purging Its Former Top Security Chief, Zhou Yongkang?"
Xu Caihou, former Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, is under investigation due to his partnership with former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, according to a high-level official in Beijing. Typical of Communist Party power struggles, Xu has been charged with “corrup...
ChinaFile has thoughts from *** Pin, savant of China elite politics, on the Zhou Yongkang takedown.
Another high lever "tiger" with connections to Zhou Yongkang is snared by Xi's purge of CCP opponents.
Many overseas media have confirmed that Zhou Yongkang and his wife Jia Xiaoye, who is 28 years his junior, have been under house arrest since Dec. 1.
The powerful Zhou Yongkang is under investigation for murder, corruption, and plotting to overthrow the government. Inside President Xi's latest move to consolidate power.
Li Dongsheng, China's vice minister of public security, has been placed under investigation for violations of the law and party discipline, reports the state-run news agency Xinhua. The official is seen as an ally of former political heavyweight Zhou Yongkang, who has been placed under 24-hour guard...
The former security Caesar Zhou Yongkang was put under house arrest on December 1st. Boxun just leanred from reliable sources that Zhou Yongkang planned at least two attempts of assasinating Xi Jinping. These attempts were made before and after Beidaihe beach meeting of CCP leaders. One attempt invo...
In a defining moment for Chinese President Xi Jinping, an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang is authorised.
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Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, is under investigation for corruption.
THE MORNING WRAP A summary of major news and views CNPC accountant probe only the tip of the iceberg China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) chief accountant Wen Qingshan has been detained for questioning in a corruption investigation.   Wen, 55, assumed the post in July after nearly three decades with the group. His main duties include raising funds for CNPC’s east-west pipeline project in which the group has been investing 300 billion yuan (US$49.41 billion) a year, news website caixin.com reported Monday, citing sources from the state-owned oil and gas giant.   Wen resigned as chairman of Kunlun Energy Co. Ltd. (00135.HK) and supervisor of PetroChina Co. Ltd. (00857.HK), according to separate stock exchange filings yesterday.   The resignation is probably related to previous investigations into PetroChina’s former chairman, Jiang Jiemin, and four other senior managers, observers said.   It’s also possible that the probes will lead to their ultimate boss, Zhou Yongkang, a former public securit ...
Zhou Yongkang is under shuanggui, the abusive system of detention and interrogation the Party uses on its own officials.
2011 Nuclear terror perpetrators in Japan to be included in ongoing Asian purge of Cabal flunkies. (Posted The Big Picture, via rique Seraphico). Source Link: execution last week of North Korean number 2 Jang Song Thaek and the arrest of former China security chief Zhou Yongkang mark the beginning of a purge of cabal influence in Asia, according to Chinese and North Korean sources. The purge has been long planned and will lead to the ouster of over 20,000 people, according to a Chinese government source. The purge will include the faction in Japan that aided and abetted the 311 nuclear and tsunami mass murder and terror attack, according to Japanese right wing groups. A similar purge is planned for the United States and Europe, according to military and gnostic illuminati sources. The problem in the US is concentrated in New York and Washington D.C. and it may be necessary to cut off all communications between those cities and the outside world in order to force them to arrest the mass murderers hiding in ...
Ex-Chinese security czar under corruption probe: NYT PTI | Dec 16, 2013, 05.43 PM IST BEIJING: Pressing his anti-graft crusade to new levels, Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered a corruption probe against Zhou Yongkang, the powerful former security czar, according to a media report. Citing "sources with elite political ties", New York Times said the decision to open the inquiry into 70-year-old Zhou was made early this month by the ruling Communist Party, also headed by Xi. It is the first time since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 that an official who has held such high office has been the focus of a formal corruption probe, the report said. Zhou was once a member of the CPC's most powerful body, the Politburo Standing Committee, and even retired members of that body have always been spared such scrutiny. The main allegations against Zhou emerged from probes over the past year into accusations of abuse of power and corruption by officials and oil company executives associated ...
Chinese President Xi consults with nearly all retired Communist Party leaders, except for Zhou Yongkang |
Zhou Yongkang next to fall in China corruption purge?
Did Xi Jinping bypass Zhou Yongkang in his 'consultation' with retired Party ... - South China Morning Post
Mingjing's *** Pin says Xi could greatly consolidate his power by taking down Zhou Yongkang, but Jiang Zemin's attitude is still vital.
Caixin published an investigative report Fri.abt how Zhou Yongkang's son made money in CN's oil industry.
Wikileaks: Zhou Yongkang former chief of domestic security, China, who is engulfed in a corruption scandal has $20 Mln in Bank a/c in Canada
Zhou Yongkang holds a $20 million bank account in Canada. - See more at:
Wikileaks, says claims Zhou Yongkang has $20m in a Canada bank. Mm. Let's see what evidence is produced
"There was no "reform wing," x claimed.x made the same argument in several discussions with PolOff over the past year, asserting that China's top leadership had carved up China's economic "pie," creating an ossified system in which "vested interests" drove decision-making and impeded reform as leaders maneuvered to ensure that those interests were not threatened. It was "well known," x stated, that former Premier Li Peng and his family controlled all electric power interests; PBSC member and security czar Zhou Yongkang and associates controlled the oil interests; the late former top leader Chen Yun's family controlled most of the PRC's banking sector; PBSC member and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Chairman Jia Qinglin was the main interest behind major Beijing real estate developments; Hu Jintao's son-in -law ran Sina.com; and Wen Jiabao's wife controlled China's precious gems sector." (Wikileaks, 09BEIJING2112, 2009-07-23)
Investigations of top Chinese oil company execs are "shaking the mountain to scare the tiger," aka Zhou Yongkang
Executive of supplier to scandal-hit Chinese refiner CNPC 'dies in fall' Zhou Yongkang takedown 2 affect many lives
Interesting read on Xi's anti-corruption campaign and Zhou Yongkang. I think it's not really about corruption. (1/2)
When the investigation focues on Zhou Bin, things are getting much more serious for Zhou Yongkang.
Zhou Yongkang's demise slated for around 3rd plenum: Duowei: Following the life sentence…
Stalinist policies won’t help China in long run: Claude Arpi | The new leadership in Beijing has shown the way it intends to go: Bo Xilai, Chongqing’s discredited party secretary (and former member of CPC’s political bureau) has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The People’s Daily, the Party’s mouthpiece speaks of “a persistent, high-voltage campaign” against corruption to correct the party’s style and win people’s support. Xinhua says that probity is “the chief principle in self-discipline while law is a precondition for governing a country. … It is the common wish of all party members and citizens”. It is at least the will of general secretary Xi Jinping, as entire episode of the mediatised case and Sunday’s judgement was minutely orchestrated by the party. Chinese news agency asserts: “Sentencing Bo Xilai in accordance with law fully reflects that nobody is exempt from party discipline and national law, and whoever is involved must be thoroughly investigated and severely ...
caixin-As Zhou Bin Returns to China, Details of Life in U.S. Emerge zhou yongkang's son?
Cheng Li: post-Bo trial, Xi Jinping likely to focus anti-corruption campaign on "heavy hitters" like Zhou Yongkang
Guess which fmr top Chinese official's head is next on the chopping block?
04:47:01 Jiang Zemin, Li Changchun and Zhou Yongkang,are no longer the party and state leaders
SIDE SHOW OFF Bo Xilai. Rumours from sites normally hostile to CPC and the Chinese government have reported that just before Bo Xilai's secret deeds were unraveling, the Dalian businesssman Xu Ming, the one who bought a 2-million Euro house in France for use by Bo's wife and son, laundered off 50 million RMB out of China and used it to conduct public relationships attacks on the families of Wen Jiabao and Xi Jinping. The Zhou Yongkang faction helped gather secret personal real and false information about Wen and Xi friends and relatives to construct two sets of complicated smears. They hired PR professionals to even bribe journalists to put these info out. That money has not been used up yet and attempt to subvert investigations are still going on. Xu Ming has been arrested and has talked to try and lighten his punishment. Lots of plea bargaining going on in US system. A little bit of it in China too.
Chinese Official at Center of Scandal Is Found Guilty and Given a Life Term Bo Xilai, the pugnacious Chinese politician whose downfall shook the Communist Party, was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday after a court found him guilty of bribetaking, embezzlement and abuse of power in a failed attempt to stifle murder allegations against his wife. The sentence means Mr. Bo, the son of a Communist revolutionary leader, is unlikely to ever return to public life, unless there is an extraordinary reversal in his political fortunes. Given the Communist Party’s tight control of the judiciary, there was never much doubt that the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court in eastern China would find Mr. Bo guilty. Even before the verdict, commentaries in state-run news media declared that Mr. Bo’s guilt was clear. Yet until the end, Mr. Bo remained defiant, pleading not guilty and contesting nearly every aspect of the prosecutors’ case during his trial in August. Family associates have said Mr. Bo would most likel ...
We will see. Much like Bo Xilai, Zhou Yongkang is one of the nastiest of the nastiest. Will be good to see him sidelined.
If you're right this mean a worse scenario for Zhou Yongkang, it isn't?
In part 2 of our Chengdu series we look at the Pengzhou oil refinery and Zhou Yongkang's son
The Purge. After the fall of Bo Xilai, will the much more powerful Zhou Yongkang survive?
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Looks like Zhou Yongkang is getting the Bo Xilai treatment:
Good read by Phillip Wen on the pursuit of Zhou Yongkang, and Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign:
Chris Buckley 储百亮: Pictures emerge of Zhou Yongkang making a visit to Qilu Petrochemicals in Shandong in June: Why now?
FIGHT AGAINST HIGH PROFILE CORRUPTION IS HIGH WAY TO XI'S POWER CONSOLIDATION. I am not a political expert but being political science student; I am trying to understand the movements and changes in Chinese politics in recent times as we Tibetans are not aware of. Because we are very busy for fighting each other. So, I tried to figure out some political chaos and instabilities in China especially after the step down of Mr Hu Jintao in last march. Xi jingping flexes his muscles by talking down on allies of a former security chief. Mr . Xi made a clear statement in recent past that “ No matter who involves , we must investigate to the end, there must be no tolerance’’. China’s new leadership fight against high profile corruptions in China to safe the Communist Party whose legitimacy is losing its luster. In past few days his campaign against “ tigers’’ , as he called crooked leaders , has snared executives in a state owned oil firm and minister who once worked with them. But, Mr Xi apparently ...
Bo Xilai might not be the Big Fish - Zhou Yongkang could be...Minister sacked China corruption probe widens:
Former top leader Zhou Yongkang returns to limelight amid corruption speculation.
Bitter Harvest: China’s ‘Organ Donation’ Nightmare ~ When Wang Lijun made his break for the US consulate in Chengdu on the night of February 6th 2012, he was in a unique position to reveal a series of damaging stories about his superior, Bo Xilai: Bo’s familial connection to the suspected murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, siphoning of Chongqing’s public funds, and shakedowns of local criminal and triad elements. As former head of the Chongqing Public Security Bureau, Wang also knew that Bo, as Chongqing party secretary, had engaged in surveillance of Politburo members, potentially implying that Bo and other players aligned with Jiang Zemin’s faction—most prominently, Zhou Yongkang, secretary of the powerful Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC)—were thinking about seizing power. Faced with the complexity of China’s leadership transition crisis, most Western editors played up the Sopranos aspect of the sordid tale, fixing on the alleged Heywood murder, essentially t ...
[Who's Who]-Get to know leaders of the Party of Zhou Yongkang
Knives Coming Out for Bo Xilai's friend Zhou Yongkang? This one deserves it. Hopefully others pile on.
definitely need to do this Zhou Yongkang taxi to go to office. boss wont talk tho? I am seriously just stuck
Cohen: Zhou Yongkang was responsible for putting away Chen Guangcheng. I said, is this the way you want the world to know behaves?
The Chinese regime is thinking over former Politburo member Bo Xilai's crimes and punishment, including accusations of live organ harvesting, and is also considering disciplinary action against Zhou Yongkang, the head of China's security forces, according to a source.
China’s top security official Zhou just visited – the first visit at such high level in last 50 years.
Via China’s domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang signs security deal with Afghanistan on visit to Kabul
In Kabul talking with China's Security Official Zhou Yongkang about strengthening our countries relations
China and Afghanistan have signed security and economic agreements during a visit to Kabul by top Chinese official, Zhou Yongkang.
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parody needed: who but Zhou Yongkang to visit Afghan. as protest grows against Aynak copper mine/Buddhist site destruction?
Top China official visits Afghanistan, signs security deal By Rob Taylor September 23 - China has signed security and economic agreements with Afghanistan during a rare trip to Kabul by a top Chinese official, in deals seen aimed at bolstering Beijing's influence ahead of a NATO withdrawal of most combat forces by 2014. (Reuters) Zhou Yongkang, China's domestic security chief and a member of the ruling Communist Party's central Politburo, made an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital late on Saturday, holding talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at his garden palace. Zhou's visit was the first to Afghanistan by a senior Chinese leader since 1966 and followed a visit by Karzai to Beijing in June when both countries agreed to cooperate on combating extremism in the region. During the talks, held under tight security after violent protests in Kabul over a film which insults Islam, Zhou signed agreements on increased security and economic cooperation, including a deal to help ``train, fund and equip Afg ...
Zhou Yongkang becomes first senior Chinese official to visit Afghanistan in 46 yrs, as Beijing prepares for after NATO:
Zhou Yongkang made a four-hour visit to on Saturday, met with Karzai discussed development and stability:
Chinese official on landmark Afghan visit: CHINA'S top security official, Zhou Yongkang, has made the first high...
Top security official Yongkang made a surprise visit (first one by a Chinese leader in nearly half a century) to
President Karzai met Zhou Yongkang, member of Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China and three sta ...
Zhou Yongkang, the 9th ranked member of PSC&Sec of the Central Political&Legislative Committee 2 sign a memorandum with officials.
One high-ranking official suspected of being involved is Politburo member Zhou Yongkang, the head of China's armed police
After Xi Jinping failed to make several important engagements with foreign officials, the Chinese Internet rumor mill filled in the blanks as to why.
Zhou Yongkang on the People list via
Police urged to safeguard social stability: Zhou Yongkang, a senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC)...
Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche - A revered religious leader and visionary advocate for Tibetans, has been in prison for 10-years, serving a life sentence for a c...
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Zhou Yongkang said the authorities should guarantee cases can stand the trial of law and history when inspecting Hefei Intermediate Court.
Nathan Beachamp-Mustafaga sheds some light on Ministry of Public Security role in policy
"Home › officialdom › here" as in "no doubt" Jiang Pai General Bo Xilai, due to early men had "love" Wang Lijun escape Museum, thin and Zhou Yongkang, the coup d ' état planned burst optical, triggering political tsunami, fall of the thin, weeks was of limited powers. Analysis of means, before 18, Wen Hu resolve several cases involving major defeat of Jiang 's, for the new leadership set up "new faces, a new Prestige" (Translated by Bing)
Zhou Yongkang prioritizes “social harmony&stability” / Snipers moving into position at Apple Stores now.
Top sec. official Zhou Yongkang called on propaganda chiefs to intensify their efforts to stymie independent political commentary.
Recently, a petition work conference was held in Beijing. Five Standing Committee members, including Hu Jintao, attended. Regarding this rare grandeur, analysts said that due to the 18th Congress approaching, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to deliver messages to the public. Let's have a loo...
More skepticism about the rumours that Zhou Yongkang was sidelined. Did FT jump the gun there?
China security chief Zhou Yongkang, rumored to be out of a job, appeared to be firmly in the saddle this week:
Get to know him he's going to be leading China very soon. Who is Zhou Yongkang?
“Zhou Yongkang presiding over the Petition Conference... all zhou’s appearances are sham per FT, right?
Gang :) Do you really think Zhou Yongkang not to be a gang?
The municipal government of Beijing was urged by senior Party official Zhou Yongkang to reform and improve social…
China's leadership transition later this year could see interesting changes to the domestic security apparatus.
Maybe SCMP (China Daily HK edition) can start publishing editorials by Zhou Yongkang on rule of law? You think?
Things that make you go hmmm: China security chief Zhou Yongkang condemns torture in speech to law enforcement cadres
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Security tsar calls for end to torture: Security tsar Zhou Yongkang has condemned the use of tortur...
they will NOT be Western Liberals but Will be Chinese: Zhou Yongkang’s Successor | China Power via
- Zhou Yongkang Ordered Cremation of Activist's Body: Report: Li was a democracy activist who died under suspici...
Zhou Yongkang Ordered Cremation of Activist’s Body: Report: Security czar Zhou Yongkang gave the order to cremat...
China Focus broadcast discussing a Financial Times report that Zhou Yongkang may have been forced to give up power:
China backed Musharraf in his stand against Lal Masjid.[54] The Chinese Minister of Public Security, Zhou Yongkang Zhou, referred explicitly to the Lal Masjid militants as terrorists and demanded that Pakistan act more forcefully to protect Chinese nationals working in the country.[54]
Excuse by the Zhou Yongkang who is anti-human politician... He & his master (Jiang Zemin) might want more money & power...
China Security Chief Seems to Keep His Hold on Power: Zhou Yongkang completed a tour of the volatile region of X...
boxun going w the Zhou yongkang in hospital rumor that mirror news put out last night/this am…boxun and mirror news have any links?
Whoa. "[China's] national public security budget surpasses that of defense spending"
Be loyal to Party leadership, Chinese Police told by Zhou Yongkang,member of Standing Committee of Politbureauat book-launch on core values
Zhou Yongkang: Party and People Thank You via China Digital Times (CDT) - Despite calls for his ...
Despite calls for his ouster, it seems Zhou Yongkang won’t be leaving the Politburo Standing Committee anytime s...
Do you think Zhou Yongkang not to be a gang? Is he really a politician?
Zhou Yongkang is trotted out once again to showcase his loyalty to the leadership
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Today, we attack Zhou Yongkang again. A counterattack by CCP is predicted. Please be careful.
Officials close to Zhou Yongkang, the regime’s security czar, are starting to be removed from their posts one by one.
Zhou Yongkang Loses Another Ally to Demotion News is trickling out that the
Signs of the Collapse of Zhou Yongkang&Political Strength
Signs of the Collapse of Zhou Yongkang's Political Strength: By Zhou Xiaohui The petition from 300 households in...
June 3, 2012 The petition from 300 households in Zhouguangtun Village, Hebei Province, calling for the release of Falun Gong practitioner Wang Xiaodong has shaken up China's top leadership circle.
Zhou Yongkang ""must keep a clear mind towards those wrong thoughts aimed at Westernizing China, and have to be absolutely against it."
Signs of the Collapse of Zhou Yongkang’s Political Strength: A softer handling of incidents related to Falun Gon...
accident in BJ which killed his son. Zhou Yongkang said to have helped Ling cover up accident. Party elders furious they were not consulted
Last nail on Zhou Yongkang's coffin or start of more draconian security measures?
MT Senior official Zhou Yongkang urges artists to create more works on ethnic unity
Zhou Yongkang and His Corrupt Circle (china national news): Share With Friends: | | World News - ...
Zhou Yongkang and His Corrupt Circle: It’s easy to purchase a position in China’s powerful security organ, the P...
Boy, has Zhou Yongkang has been on the front page of Legal Daily a lot this month!
Zhou Yongkang, member of SC of the PB of CPCCC and secretary of CPLA of the CPCCC ... has been promoted art critic.
Zhou Yongkang...the man, the art critic. Senior Chinese official urge artists to create more works on ethnic unity.
Purge of China’s Security Chief in Sight, Says Insider Zhou Yongkang, a member of the
Is the Bo Xilai affair purely a legal matter? We doubt it: Zhou Yongkang, the chief of the…
Here is AP story that says Boxun has been "reporting accurately" on the Bo scandal.
AP style guide on Boxun? AP asserted in their Zhou Yongkang story in April that Boxun is mostly accurate.
AP ran a story in April on Zhou Yongkang stripped of power based entirely on Boxun. Said Boxun was proving to be mostly accurate.
Purge of China’s Security Chief in Sight, Says Insider: China’s security chief Zhou Yongkang will soon face the ...
China’s Zhou Yongkang says as much importance should be placed on punishing crime as protecting human rights. None then
Extensive translation of Chinese coverage of Zhou Yongkang's recent major appearance at Great Hall of the People
I wonder if Zhou Yongkang will recommend that all the police forces using torture 2 secure confessions B sent 2 'black holes' 4 re-education
Zhou Yongkang stresses "respecting and protecting human rights" - ChinaDaily:
Zhou Yongkang urges police to turn in electric spike batons, or at least obscure the "ZYK" brand mark.
Chinese leadership turmoil continues: Zhou Yongkang, a member of the CCP’s top Politburo Sta...
Senior leader Zhou Yongkang has urged police officers and members of the judiciary to raise…
Insights into Political Infighting in China: Reports about Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang
Son of China’s Former Security Chief Makes Living Off Corruption: Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang has a man...
Chinese police interrogate retired party officials who wrote an open letter calling for the removal of Zhou Yongkang
Analysis: Is Zhou Yongkang Out of the Firing Line? -- NTDTV.co
China security chief maintains grip: Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang has completed a prominent tour of the ...
Chinese Official Position Sold for 30 Yuan: Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Standing Commi...
Handy list of sightings of Zhou Yongkang from Sino-NK
Zhou Yongkang and the recent police reform in China.: An article from: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Cri...
Now on SINO-NK | Holding Pattern: Zhou Yongkang in the Public Sphere by Megha Rajagopalan
In China, Reformers Call for Disclosure of Assets:   China security czar Zhou Yongkang (L) and Premier Wen Jiaba...
Zhou Yongkang’s War Room (Illustration): Zhou Yongkang sits in the "war room" pondering his own demise, and that...
16 Retired Chinese Officials' 2nd Petition to Dismiss Zhou Yongkang and Liu ... - NTDTV
Zhou Yongkang: Fantastical rumours of attempted coups and talk that he had been sidelined. Now stories signal he...
In China, Removing the Bloody-Hands Faction is Only the Beginning: As Bo Xilai, Zhou Yongkang and others in Jian...
more interesting, in this report wantchinatimes says they have info re zhou yongkang that directly contradicts FT story
Has China's security chief Zhou Yongkang escaped the chop? Who really knows?!!
Wang Lijun tried for treason for "unknown activities;" Zhou Yongkang named delegate to 18th Party Congress for known activities.
According to Zhou Yongkang, Comrade Yang prefers to pitch and simply loves to catch!
Chinese leader Hu Jintao has agreed to have public security chief Zhou Yongkang investigated, the Epoch Times has learned from well-placed sources in Beijing.
Chen Guangcheng's success means Zhou Yongkang's failure. The Political and Judiciary Commission of the Chinese Communist Party is illegal.
Is Hu Jintao keeping Zhou Yongkang shiny by choice, or is Zhou so powerful Hu has no other choice?
Security chief Zhou Yongkang maintains position and power, despite earlier rumor in light of Bo Xilai saga
Zhou Yongkang, China’s top internal security official, met with “model” police officers from around the nation in Beijing today together with President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice President Xi Jinping, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
A petition circulated by 16 retired Communist Party members seeks the resignation of China’s security boss, Zhou Yongkang, and a top propaganda official, Liu Yunshan.
By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing China’s powerful chief of domestic security has relinquished day-to-day control of the country’s police, courts and spy networks in the wake of the most serious po...
A group of retired Communist Party officials have signed a petition calling on two of China’s top leaders, including security chief Zhou Yongkang, to resign as the political aftershock of the Bo Xilai scandal continues to reverberate through the party. From The New York Times:
Communist Party veterans write open letter for the sacking of security chief Zhou Yongkang.
Odd & ironic that Zhou Yongkang is painted as a "man behind Bo," when it's Zhou who's one of the most powerful men in modern history.
China veterans urge sacking of politician Zhou Yongkang - this is turning out to be a dramatic year for China!
veterans urge sacking of politician Zhou Yongkang China veter...
China veterans urge sacking of politician Zhou Yongkang
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16 retired Chinese aides call for resignition of security boss, Zhou Yongkang & a top propaganda official, Liu Yunshan
Mid-Week Links, Part 2: Retired CCP members ask for Zhou Yongkang and Liu Yunshan to resign, Salman Rushdie on c...
Growing Uncertainty at the Top in Beijing via Dean Cheng on Zhou Yongkang's ouster and what it means
Communist Party vets write China's president to urge him to sack security chief Zhou Yongkang for supporting disgraced politician Bo Xilai.NigeriaInfoNews
AFP reports veteran Party cadres have issued open letter calling for Zhou Yongkang to be removed.
Zhou Yongkang, responsible for espionage and internal security apparatus, has been linked to fallen leader Bo Xilai
Thinking even he has a chance at replacing Zhou Yongkang in PSC free-for-all, Ron Paul suspends bid for presidency
China veterans urge sacking of politician Zhou Yongkang. Its another Bo Xilai? - China lives a hard times in...
Communist elders urge removal of Zhou Yongkang
Now its Zhou Yongkang. Growing uncertainty at the top in
“China veterans urge sacking of politician Zhou Yongkang not sure unhappiness w rule of flaw. Uphill still
veterans urge sacking of politician Zhou Yongkang
"veterans" oppose Zhou Yongkang (seemingly in direct contrast to wishes of officers currently serving)
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