The elder son of retired senior Chinese security czar Zhou Yongkang is under formal detention and the family has sought lawyers to prepare his defence, the South China Morning Post reported Friday, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. Zhou Bin, 41, is seeking legal assistance over possible bribery and other charges, sources were quoted as saying. He is said to have been involved in illegal dealings in Sichuan and the oil industry. The detention is a crucial step towards launching judicial proceedings against Zhou, and possibly also his father, who would become the highest-ranking party leader in decades to be embroiled in a graft scandal, the paper said.
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