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Communist Party authorities are investigating a vice minister of public security, part of a widening anti-corruption campaign that could ensnare higher leaders and reverberate across the party’s top ranks.

Vice Minister Li Dongsheng is the latest official with close ties to China’s powerful former security czar Zhou Yongkang to be targeted. For months, rumors have swirled of a politically explosive move to take down Zhou. All the while, a series of government officials and oil executives whose careers can be linked to Zhou have been methodically taken down.

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