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  1. China’s ex-security chief gets life time over corruption charges

China’s ex-security chief gets life time over corruption charges

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has reportedly been jailed for life, becoming the first senior politician to be convicted on corruption charges since the Communist Party came to power in 1949.

By: | Published: June 12, 2015 1:25 AM

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has reportedly been jailed for life, becoming the first senior politician to be convicted on corruption charges since the Communist Party came to power in 1949.

He was accused of accepting bribe worth USD 21.3 million, abusing power and “intentionally disclosing national secrets”, reported the BBC.

At a closed-door trial in the northern city of Tianjin, Yongkang pleaded guilty and said that he would not file an appeal.

He has been stripped of all political rights and his property has been confiscated.

Yongkang retired in 2012 as one of China’s most powerful men and was put under scrutiny a year later as part of a major crackdown initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping against corruption.

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    Un CoverUp
    Jun 12, 2015 at 2:30 am
    If only the DoJ was as diligent as their Chinese counterparts in prosecuting legislative and judicial corruption financed by international oil companies (IOCs). Maybe the same fiat awaits US IOC executives, such as James Mulva, who partited in covering up ConocoPhillips environmental crimes in China (e.g. Bohai Bay Disaster) with Zhou Yongkang's co-conspirator and CNOOC General Manager Luo Weizhong. However, it is apparent from unreasoned and unreasonable decisions in Bush v. Gore and Citizens United that the lawyers now enjoying lifetime employment as federal judges were bought off long ago by the IOC's. With all the other junk imported from China the US is in disparate need of importing Chinese Justice and exporting (extraditing) to China executives who profit from corporate corruption there and here.
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      Un CoverUp
      Jun 12, 2015 at 2:27 am
      If only the DoJ was as diligent as their Chinese counterparts in prosecuting legislative and judicial corruption financed by international oil companies (IOCs). Maybe the same fiat awaits US IOC executives, such as James Mulva, who partited in covering up ConocoPhillips environmental crimes in China (e.g. Bohai Bay Disaster) with Zhou Yongkang's co-conspirator and CNOOC General Manager Luo Weizhong. However, it is apparent from unreasoned and unreasonable decisions in Bush v. Gore and Citizens United that the lawyers who now enjoying lifetime employment as federal judges were bought off long ago by the IOC's. With all the other junk imported from China the US is in disparate need of importing Chinese Justice and exporting (extraditing) to China executives who profit from corporate corruption there and here.
      Reply

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