Disgraced security tsar Zhou Yongkang once had a legion of trusted aides taking care of his graft schemes. But none was a match for the mysterious “Xinjiang sage” when it came to Zhou confiding about state secrets.
When the court in Tianjin read out the verdict on Zhou on Thursday, it was revealed he had handed six classified documents – five of which were top secret – to 56-year-old Cao Yongzheng.
Cao – dubbed the Xinjiang sage after the region where he grew up – has previously been identified by mainland media as a soothsayer, mystic and expert in qigong, a spiritual martial art similar to tai chi.
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