China's then Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang (front) talks with Former China's President Hu Jintao after a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the ... more 
China's then Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang (front) talks with Former China's President Hu Jintao after a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing March 3, 2011.Two influential former Chinese leaders gave their consent for President Xi Jinping to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, sources told Reuters, a sign the corruption probe will not open a rift in the ruling Communist Party. Xi's predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin had approved the formal investigation into Zhou, the most senior Chinese official to be ensnared in a graft scandal since the party swept to power in 1949, two sources with ties to the leadership said. Picture taken on March 3, 2011. To match Exclusive CHINA-CORRUPTION/ REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) less 
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