Ex-Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang probed: report
BEIJING (AFP) - China's Communist chief Xi Jinping has given the go-ahead for a corruption investigation into the former head of the country's internal security apparatus, the New York Times reported on Monday.
Citing what it described as "sources with elite political ties", the paper said the decision to open the inquiry into Mr Zhou Yongkang was made early this month.
Mr Zhou is a former member of the elite Politburo Standing Committee and one of China's most powerful politicians of the last decade.
It would be the first time for decades that such a high-ranking figure has been targeted in a formal inquiry.