18 July 2019

Ex-security tsar resurfaces after graft reports, Reuters says

China’s former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang attended an alumni celebration at his former university on Tuesday, making his first public appearance since overseas media reported that he was being investigated for corruption, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Zhou attended an alumni celebration at the China University of Petroleum, according to photographs posted by the university on its website, the report said. He was seen beaming and shaking hands with people who appeared to be his fellow classmates, throwing doubt on the media reports, it said. Officials suspected of wrongdoing usually disappear from public view in China until they are convicted. Zhou retired as security tsar and from the Communist Party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee during a sweeping leadership reshuffle last November.

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