News Guide: The rise and fall of China's former security czar Zhou Yongkang

December 6, 2014 12:30 PM

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BEIJING – Chinese authorities announced at midnight Saturday that they have arrested Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful standing committee of the ruling Communist Party's Politburo, on charges ranging from taking bribes to adultery and leaking state secrets.

Zhou is the highest-level official to fall in Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign, which began in late 2012.

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