China's former security chief investigated in corruption probe

China's former security chief investigated in corruption probe

BEIJING, July 29 (UPI) --An investigation of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is underway, part of a broad corruption inquiry, the Chinese Communist Party announced.
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China expels three more senior officials as part of anti-corruption campaign

China expels three more senior officials as part of anti-corruption campaign

HONG KONG, July 3 (UPI) --Three senior Chinese officials have been expelled from the Communist Party for corruption, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced Wednesday.
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Death sentence for Chinese businessman Liu Han

Death sentence for Chinese businessman Liu Han

HUBEI , China, May 23 (UPI) --Chinese mining magnate Liu Han was sentenced to death Friday in Hubei, China, on counts including murder.
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Chinese leader stresses human rights

BEIJING, May 26 (UPI) -- A Chinese lawmaker called on police officers and members of the judiciary to keep human rights in mind while fighting crime in China.

China: Scandal may bring down top official

BEIJING, April 21 (UPI) -- After the firing of Bo Xilai, former Chinese Communist party chief, analysts say his ally, China's top security official Zhou Yongkang, could be next.

Web site covering China scandal disrupted

DURHAM, N.C., April 21 (UPI) -- A U.S-based Web site that has covered the Bo Xilai scandal in China became a victim of a denial-of-service attack, the Web site's operator said.

China, India promise closer relations

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- China and India, who fought a war in 1962 over unresolved border issues, pledged to improve ties, Chinese media said on the visit of India's foreign minister.

Hu Jintao wins second term

BEIJING, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao Monday won a new mandate to lead the country for five more years from the newly elected Communist Party’s 17th Central Committee.

Homeland Security ex-boss in China

BEIJING, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Tom Ridge, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, held meetings with several high ranking Chinese leaders this week, according to state-run media.

Security head tours restive Chinese region

BEIJING, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- China's top security official, Zhou Yongkang, finished a three-day visit to Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Wednesday amid signs of growing ethnic tension.

China declares 'people's war' on drugs

BEIJING, April 5 (UPI) -- A top official of China's Ministry of Public Security has vowed to launch a "people's war" to combat drugs and drug-related crimes, state media reports.

China seeks Interpol help with crime

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- China's head of security apparatus wants the Interpol to help the country catch criminals who have fled abroad, Xinhua reported Thursday.

China to wage war on Internet pornography

BEIJING, July 17 (UPI) -- A senior Communist party official in China says the country should wage a people's war against pornographic Web sites.

China arrests 235,000 for drugs in 5 years

YUNNAN, China, June 20 (UPI) -- China's Ministry of Public Security Sunday said more than 235,000 crime suspects have been caught in the 5 years through 2003.
Zhou Yongkang

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

He was a State Councillor until March 2008 and is a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He was mayor of Panjin in Liaoning Province from 1983 until 1985, served prominently as the Minister of Public Security of the People's Republic of China and thus chief of the Ministry of Public Security from 2002 to 2007.

Born in December 1942, Zhou Yongkang is a native of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. In November 1964 he joined the CPC and entered the workforce in September 1966. He graduated from the Survey and Exploration Department of Beijing Petroleum Institute majoring in geophysical survey and exploration. As a university graduate he holds the title Senior Engineer with a rank equivalent to that of Professor.

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