Article overview: Key individuals

February2014

Chinese official linked to former security boss removed

A top communist official with ties to the former security czar has been dismissed and subject to an investigation, according to a brief statement in the official Chinese press recently.

Li Chongxi, the official, is most notable for being an underling close to the former security chief Zhou Yongkang. Li was the highest-level secretary to Zhou when Zhou was the Party secretary of Sichuan Province from 1999 to 2002.

For years Li was also an active participant in the campaign against the Falun Gong spiritual practice, beginning in 1999, that was organised by former Party leader Jiang Zemin. Zhou Yongkang, Li’s direct boss, was also a key official in the campaign against Falun Gong. READ MORE

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