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Ex-Chinese security chief probed: report

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China's Communist chief Xi Jinping has given the go-ahead for a corruption investigation into the former head of the country's internal security apparatus, the New York Times reported Monday. 

A paramilitary guard stands on Tiananmen Square before a portrait of chairman Mao Zedong during the unveiling ceremony of a new Politburo Standing Committee, in Beijing on November 15, 2012

Citing what it described as "sources with elite political ties", the paper said the decision to open the inquiry into Zhou Yongkang was made early this month.

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