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The "Biggest Tiger" to be Convicted in China (LinkAsia: 8/1/14)

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Chinese Communist Party announced it is investigating former security chief, Zhou Yongkang, breaking the silent rule that members of the politburo standing committee, of which Zhou is a former member- are immune to criminal prosecution. But while Chinese government and official media hail the investation as a victory for Xi's anti-graft campaign, Weibo users are more critical. Video Thumbnail: Then China's Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang reacts as he attends the Hebei delegation discussion sessions at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing October 16, 2007. Few figures are as divisive in China as former domestic security tsar Zhou, reportedly under investigation by the ruling Communist Party for corruption. Even the once ambitious but now ousted politician Bo Xilai, whose trial on corruption ended on August 26, 2013, doesn't evoke the same depth of feeling that Zhou does. From the oil fields of frigid northeastern China, the hulking Zhou worked his way up to the elite Politburo Standing Committee, where his spending on domestic security exceeded the separate budgets for defence, healthcare or education. Picture taken October 16, 2007. To match story CHINA-POLITICS/ZHOU REUTERS/Jason Lee Visit our homepage at http://linkasia.org