Zhou Yongkang, China's Ex-Security Chief, Sentenced to Life for Corruption

June 11, 2015 12:00 PM

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Zhou Yongkang, China's Ex-Security Chief, Sentenced to Life for Corruption

HONG KONG — China's former security chief has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery, abuse of power and disclosing state secrets, according to state media.

Zhou Yongkang, 72, pleaded guilty behind closed doors to the slew of charges, according state news agency Xinhua. He is the most prominent figure so far to have been swept up in President Xi Jinping's sweeping crackdown on corruption and the highest-profile Communist Party official to be taken down ...

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