Former China Security Chief Gets Life Imprisonment Over Corruption

Former China Security Chief Zhou Yongkang has been given life imprisonment after he was found guilty of bribery, abuse of power and intentionally disclosing national secrets.

Zhou Yongkang who pleaded guilty at a closed-door trial in the northern city of Tianjin was until his retirement in 2012 one of China’s most powerful men.

Mr Zhou was charged in April, nine months after a formal investigation was announced.

He was also once the head of the Ministry of Public Security, as well as a member of China’s top decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee. He has now being given life imprisonment over the charges.

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