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China Investigates Powerful Former Security Chiefi
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William Ide
July 31, 2014 2:28 PM
The public in China is welcoming the Communist Party's decision to investigate one of the country's once most powerful politicians, former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang. Analysts say the move by President Xi Jinping is not only an effort to win more support for the party, but an essential step to furthering much needed economic reforms and removing those who would stand in the way of change. VOA's Bill Ide has more from Beijing.

China Investigates Powerful Former Security Chief

William Ide

Published July 31, 2014

The public in China is welcoming the Communist Party's decision to investigate one of the country's once most powerful politicians, former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang. Analysts say the move by President Xi Jinping is not only an effort to win more support for the party, but an essential step to furthering much needed economic reforms and removing those who would stand in the way of change. VOA's Bill Ide has more from Beijing.


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by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung from: Los Angeles
August 05, 2014 11:24 PM
This is a political campaign of Xie Jinping is seen more like a power struggle for Xie to get rid of opponents and consolidate power.