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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.

Communist Party Xi Jinping Bo Xilai Jiang Zemin Politburo Standing Committee Li Changchun President Xi Jinping Chinese President Xi Jinping United States Hu Jintao General Staff Wen Jiabao Liberation Army Central Committee Ling Jihua

Basically, armed police can be moved around by lower level government, and there was a…
Why would it not. Zhou Yongkang used to control it, so that wasn’t gonna happen again.
Great reporting from on Xinjiang in WSJ. We also noted significant procurement contracts to Meiya Pico, a company…
Does Bo Xilai or Zhou Yongkang get any special treatment while in prison in China?
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Remember the graphs detailing Zhou Yongkang's corruption?
Zhou Yongkang on global media A1 today: gave Zhou the dominating much bigger space, compared with & http…
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Son and wife of jailed ex-Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang found guilty of taking bribes:. h…
Jia Xiaoye, wife of Zhou Yongkang, is sentenced to 9 years jail & 1 million yuan fine on Wed for taking bribes
Corrupt couple:Friends and teachers of Zhou Yongkang’s wife describe humble ‘good girl’
Unpossible! If they put Zhou yongkang in jail for stealing a measly USD15bn imagine what they'll do to this ***
Nephew of Zhou Yongkang is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined US $9 million
All websites, remove news on the sentencing of Zhou Yongkang's wife and son from web and app front pages.
Nephew of fallen security chief Zhou Yongkang sentenced to 12 years for corruption Yesterday:
Zhou Yongkang: From apex of power to caged 'tiger' in China
China's ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang sentenced to life for bribery
Former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang&wife and son are jailed -
These Hong Kong booksellers could be linked with Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang.
Wife and Son of China’s Ex-Security Chief Sentenced for Taking Bribes - me w/
Zhou Yongkang wife and son jailed in Xi Jinping's anti-graft drive
Jiang Zemin, Li Changchun and Zhou Yongkang,are no longer the party and state leaders
Zhou Yongkang said to have ordered murder of family of four in US ?.
- Chinese corruption clampdown or purge of rivals?.
BEIJING, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A former senior associate of China's jailed one-time security chief Zhou Yongkang has been dismissed as a
The Trial of Zhou Yongkang and China’s Rule of Law | The Diplomat
Zhou Yongkang once asked Hank Paulson to get him new job, as the ex-GS head and treasury sec reveals in China book
Zhou Yongkang antics the stuff of John Le Carre. Importing surveillance machinery from Germany to tap Xi Jingping's phone? Tell us more ...
Indictment of Zhou Yongkang marks latest chapter in China's history of political purges
Former top Chinese official indicted for corruption: Zhou Yongkang, a former security chief and member of apex...
Not looking happy about it...Chinese former security tsar Zhou Yongkang charged in corruption case
We wondering how Zhou Yongkang will look like at trial. He was last seen in public Oct 2013. Rem Gu Kailai shocker?
Party orders officials to attend meetings to heed lessons from fall of Zhou Yongkang, Ling Jihua etc.
Over 53,000 officials probed for corruption in China in 2014: Zhou Yongkang, a top security…
China News- China to clean up Zhou Yongkang's impact
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Top party law body to weed out Zhou Yongkang's influence: . . ...
Top party law body to weed out Zhou Yongkang’s influence
China pledges to clean up Zhou Yongkang's impact
CPLAC (Zhengfawei) has vowed to 'cleanse all bad influence Zhou Yongkang case has caused',
Here is Google cache of People's Daily post saying a tiger bigger than Zhou Yongkang is going down
a 'tiger' bigger than Zhou Yongkang about to go down. I'll take Jiang Zemin for 300, Alex. Though could be Wen or Hu?
People's Daily declares the anti-corruption campaign will soon nab a "tiger" bigger than Zhou Yongkang. Stay tuned
Former Chinese domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang has been targeted with unique viciousness by President Xi Jinping
has Xi neutralized any material interference from his predecessors by taking down Zhou Yongkang (Jiang Zemin) and Ling Jihua (Hu Jintao)?
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Cheng Li: arrest of Zhou Yongkang is about changing public view of Communist Party, not factional rivalry
Juicy scandals await as case unfolds Xinhua News Agency broke the news at the stroke of midnight on Friday that former security tsar Zhou Yongkang had been expelled from the Communist Party and formally arrested on a number of serious charges. For the public, the accusation that Zhou had extramarital affairs and traded his power for sex was the juiciest. He was said to have kept at least 29 mistresses, including many hotties at state television broadcaster CCTV. Concerns had been raised that President Xi Jinping may have met resistance in his corruption fight, after the party's fourth plenum made no mention of the Zhou case in its communique. Xinhua's announcement showed Xi has now cleared the hurdles in dealing with the prized "tiger." Although much was previously rumored, the announcement was highly titillating. It cited six sins allegedly committed by Zhou that included serious violation of party discipline. He is further accused of taking advantage of his posts and accepting bribes, abusing his power ...
Zhou Yongkang under criminal investigation for massive bribe-taking, corrupt enrichment of family and cronies.
Supreme people's procuratorate arrested Zhou Yongkang yesterday, one member of the last Politburo Standing Committee.
Basically, it seems like China's domestic security machine was run by Tommy from Goodfellas. http:/…
With Zhou Yongkang's arrest the last man standing is no more
Chinese ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang is arrested and expelled from the Communist Party for alleged corruption, state media report.
Former top Chinese official arrested in corruption probe: China's former top domestic security official, Zhou Yongkang, has bee...
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.
Once feared as China’s security chief, Zhou Yongkang was expelled from the Communist Party and arrested
Qiangjiang Evening News front page features "Zhou Yongkang's Six Evils" and ads for booze and caterpillar fungus
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On Zhou Yongkang "Nothing is off-limits in fighting corruption" Except transparent govt and an independent judiciary
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Who is Zhou Yongkang?: At the height of his power, Zhou Yongkang controlled police forces, spy agen...
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Zhou Yongkang: Oil man whose well of power finally ran dry
Yongkang: China snares its biggest tiger: Beijing (CNN) — At the height of his power…
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Zhou Yongkang is out. Why does the Communist Party always announce its worst news on Fridays? htt…
Eight minutes after midnight on Friday, the axe fell on Zhou Yongkang: a terse news release from state-run Xinhua news agency said that China’s former…
China Arrests Former Security Chief, Zhou Yongkang For Corruption. Chinese authorities have arrested the country’s former security chief and expelled him from the ruling Communist Party. Read more.
As Chinese authorities announce an investigation into former security tsar Zhou Yongkang, the BBC's Yuwen Wu looks back on his career.
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Indian Foreign Minister S M Krishna (not pictured) shakes hands with Zhou Yongkang, ranked ninth in the hierarchy of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and member of the influential Politburo Standing Committee in-charge of Political, Legal and Legislative Agenda prior to a meeting in New Del…
China wants to select who will run for office in Hong Kong the people in Hong Kong want to pick their is a good reason that Hong Kong should pick who should run.Zhou Yongkang who was a top person in the China Government has been arrested for taking bribes and been removed from office.China has arrested more and more Government officials due to taking bribes and other if China Government and their choices are so good why is there so many dishonest people in the Government in China? .the current person in Hong Kong CY has been accuse of taken bribes from an Australian Company.So Support Hong Kong and boycott all products from China.Support change
Former top Communist Zhou Yongkang rose through China's state oil industry to become the country's internal security chief -- and amassed so much power, according to analysts, that he brought about his own downfall.
5 December, 2014 23:52 Pilot of crashed Russian fighter jet dies in hospital The pilot of the Mig-29 fighter jet, which crashed near Moscow on Thursday during a test flight, has died in Sklifosovsky hospital in the Russian capital, Interfax reported. Sergey Rybnikov, 36, succumbed to injuries sustained in an emergency ejection, a medical source told the news agency. The jet’s second pilot remains in serious but stable condition. He is undergoing treatment in an intensive therapy unit. 21:34 Belgium's former Queen Fabiola dies, aged 86 Queen Fabiola, widow of King Baudouin and Belgium's queen between 1960 and 1993, died on Friday at the age of 86, the royal palace announced. The couple had no children and, when Baudouin died in 1993, he was succeeded by his younger brother Albert II, who abdicated in 2013 in favor of his son Philippe. Queen Fabiola had been ill for some time, never having fully recovered from a lung infection in 2009. 21:34 US-led anti-ISIS coalition conducted 20 airstrikes in three days ...
Plenum puts small cats in cages, where is "big tiger" Zhou Yongkang? .
Sweeping legal reform in China. Hopefully this will be a BIG thing.
Lack of action on ex-security czar suggests Communist Party divisions
Who says Xi is so powerful? Silence on “big tiger” Zhou Yongkang shows divided Communist Party
4th Plenum centralizes control over courts, will that work? Zhou Yongkang's similar efforts over police spun more political abuse.
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
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
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/
.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...
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.
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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?
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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...
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.
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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.
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 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; 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?
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. featured in NBC s Science of Love
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?
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.
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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.
More on Zhou Yongkang's visit, econ and security deals
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...
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…
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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
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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