China launches probe into powerful ex-security chief

July 29, 2014 2:06 PM

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China launches probe into powerful ex-security chief

BEIJING — China announced Tuesday that feared former security chief Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for "serious violations" of Communist Party discipline.

The party's anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, revealed the investigation on its website Tuesday evening. It offered no details on a probe that makes Zhou the most senior party member to be investigated since the infamous Gang of Four — which included Chairma...

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