China prosecutors need up to two months to prepare Zhou trial: paper

April 9, 2015 3:02 AM

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China prosecutors need up to two months to prepare Zhou trial: paper

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese prosecutors need up to two months to prepare for the trial of former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, but despite the high position he held he will be given no special treatment, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.

Zhou, 72, is the most senior Chinese official to be ensnared in a graft scandal since the Communist Party swept to power in 1949. The decision to prosecute him underscores President Xi Jinping's commitment to fighting graft at the highest levels.

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