Aug 06, 2014 03:38 PM

Taking the Next Step in Fight against Corruption

It was not a coincidence that the investigation of former senior party official Zhou Yongkang over discipline violations and plans to discuss law reforms at the fourth full meeting of the 18th Central Committee were announced on the same day. They are directly linked and together could herald the start of a new phase in China's history.

Zhou is the highest-ranking official to be probed for corruption in the history of the Communist Party. He was once a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, and well-connected in the oil sector and Sichuan government.

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