Former China Politburo member faces corruption probe: Report
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's senior leadership has agreed to open a corruption investigation into Zhou Yongkang, one of China's most powerful politicians in the past decade, stepping up its anti-graft campaign, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.
The move against Mr Zhou - a retired member of the Politburo's all-powerful Standing Committee - follows the five-day corruption trial of ousted politician Bo Xilai, who was widely considered a key Zhou ally.
The Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the report when contacted by Reuters. The State Council Information Office, the public relations arm of the government, did not respond immediately to faxed questions about the report from Reuters.
Mr Zhou also could not be reached for comment on the report.