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Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 18:36
China ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang gets life sentence
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China's former security Chief Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to life in prison.

He was found guilty of bribery, abuse of power and "intentionally disclosing national secrets.

Until his retirement in 2012, he was one of China's most powerful men.

He was put under investigation after Xi Jinping took over as president a year later, as part of a major anti-corruption campaign.

Zhou pleaded guilty at a closed-door trial in the northern city of Tianjin.
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