China charges ex-security chief with corruption

April 3, 2015 3:54 AM

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China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, the most high-profile target of a sweeping anti-corruption campaign, was charged Friday with bribery, abuse of power and intentional disclosure of state secrets, said the state prosecutor. He had been under investigation since late 2013.

The indictment was brought by the prosecutor's office in Tianjin city, near Beijing, to the Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, where the trial will take place. Based on previous cases, a suspended death sentence appears likely. Convictions are all but certain in Chinese courts, whi...

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