China: Former security chief charged with bribery, power abuse

  • Zhou Yongkang, a former security chief of China and once one of the most powerful men in the establishment, has been charged with bribery, disclosure of state secrets and abuse of power.

    He is being probed since July 2014 and was expelled from the country's Communist Party.

    The prosecution body said that Yongkang, a former member of the influential Politburo standing committee, “took advantage” of his official posts to “seek gains for others” and amassed huge property.

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