Date
19 August 2017
The model rocket just about covers Zhou Yongkang's signature. The former party security chief is under investigation. Photo: Wen Wei Po, people.com.cn
The model rocket just about covers Zhou Yongkang's signature. The former party security chief is under investigation. Photo: Wen Wei Po, people.com.cn

University places model rocket to cover Zhou Yongkang signature

What should a university do if one of its alumni is the disgraced former security tsar Zhou Yongkang?

At China University of Petroleum, Zhou’s alma mater, steps have taken action to remove his traces, the Wen Wei Po reported Monday.

But not so subtly, apparently.

The university put up a model rocket to block Zhou’s signature on a big inscription.

Meanwhile, all reports on Zhou, who is under investigation, have been removed from the university’s website, the paper said.

On Oct. 1, 2013, Zhou, a retired member of the Communist Party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, made a surprise appearance at the university amid intense speculation about the graft investigations surrounding his family members and proteges.

The university then released 11 articles on its website to report Zhou’s attendance at its 60th anniversary. These were still online on July 29 when the party’s discipline watchdog said that Zhou was under investigation, the report said.

Zhou graduated from the university in 1966 with a major in oil exploration.

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