China probes powerful former security chief for graft

July 29, 2014 10:28 AM

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China probes powerful former security chief for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has begun an investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, on suspicion of corruption, state media said on Tuesday, in what could be one of the country's worst scandals.

The ruling Communist Party has decided to probe Zhou for suspected "serious disciplinary violations", the official Xinhua news agency said in a brief dispatch, using the usual euphemism for corruption.

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