Former China security chief sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges

June 11, 2015 10:31 AM

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BEIJING – A court says it has sentenced former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang to life in prison on corruption charges following a closed-door trial.

Zhou, a former member of the ruling Communist Party's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, is the biggest target to fall in President Xi Jinping's ongoing anti-corruption campaign.

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