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Judicial officials back Zhou's probe

Updated: 2014-08-01 13:46
( Xinhua)

Judicial officials back Zhou's probe

Former security chief Zhou Yongkang under probe
BEIJING - Chinese law-enforcement and judicial officials firmly support the decision to investigate the country's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, a newspaper of the political and legal authorities said Friday.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) announced on Tuesday an investigation into Zhou, a former Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, for suspected "serious disciplinary violations."

He is the latest and highest-ranking "tiger" so far in an ongoing anti-corruption campaign that promises to bring down both powerful "tigers" as well as low-ranking "flies."

In a meeting attended by officials from the CPC's political and legal authorities on Thursday, Chinese security chief Meng Jianzhu said the probe into Zhou showcases the Party's resolve to run the Party strictly in accordance with the Party Constitution, according to Friday's Legal Daily.

He called on law-enforcement and judicial officials to draw a lesson from Zhou's case, remain clear-minded, strictly observe discipline, respect and abide by the law, stay clean and fight corruption.

Law-enforcement and judicial authorities should show zero tolerance toward discipline and law violations and acts of corruption, Meng said.