Then China's Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang attends the opening ceremony of the 17th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing October 15, 2007. Few figures are as divisive in... more 
Then China's Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang attends the opening ceremony of the 17th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing October 15, 2007. Few figures are as divisive in China as former domestic security tsar Zhou, reportedly under investigation by the ruling Communist Party for corruption. Even the once ambitious but now ousted politician Bo Xilai, whose trial on corruption ended on August 26, 2013, doesn't evoke the same depth of feeling that Zhou does. From the oil fields of frigid northeastern China, the hulking Zhou worked his way up to the elite Politburo Standing Committee, where his spending on domestic security exceeded the separate budgets for defence, healthcare or education. Picture taken October 15, 2007. To match story CHINA-POLITICS/ZHOU REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS) less 
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