China graft probe aims high
- Published: 30 Aug 2013 at 18.16
- Online news:
BEIJING - China's top leaders have endorsed a corruption investigation into a former security czar who was until recently one of the country's most powerful politicians.
An investigation into Zhou Yongkang would make him the most senior official targeted for graft in recent decades, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.
Rumours about an investigation into Zhou began swirling as early as April of last year because of his close association with disgraced politician Bo Xilai, who became embroiled in a scandal over his wife's murder of a British businessman and who stood trial last week for corruption and abuse of power.
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