Former top Chinese official arrested in corruption probe

December 5, 2014 6:43 PM

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Former top Chinese official arrested in corruption probe

(CNN) -- China's former top domestic security official, Zhou Yongkang, has been arrested as part of a corruption probe, the country's state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

Zhou -- who had been one of nine members of China's top decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee, before stepping down in late 2012 -- was also expelled from the Communist Party, according to Xinhua, citing a decision made Friday at a meeting of the party central committee's political ...

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