Zhou Yongkang

1942 - Today

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Zhou Yongkang (born 3 December 1942) is a former senior leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He was a member of the 17th Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), China's highest decision-making body, and the Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission (Zhengfawei) between 2007 and 2012, making him one of the most powerful leaders in China. In that position, Zhou oversaw China's security apparatus and law enforcement institutions, with power stretching into courts, prosecution agencies, police forces, paramilitary forces, and intelligence organs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhou Yongkang has received more than 426,891 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Zhou Yongkang is the 7,404th most popular politician (up from 7,743rd in 2019), the 521st most popular biography from China (down from 499th in 2019) and the 297th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Zhou Yongkang ranks 7,404 out of 15,710Before him are Andronikos Doukas, Oliviero Carafa, Floris I, Count of Holland, Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Gertrude of Saxony, and Dragoș, Voivode of Moldavia. After him are Ali ibn Hammud al-Nasir, Shams Pahlavi, Leszek II the Black, Tudor Vladimirescu, Elisabetta Gonzaga, and Arturo Frondizi.

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Among people born in 1942, Zhou Yongkang ranks 173Before him are Fraser Stoddart, Věra Čáslavská, Günter Wallraff, Hannu Mikkola, Péter Nádas, and Henri Pescarolo. After him are Michel Kafando, Curtis Mayfield, Péter Medgyessy, Sixto Rodriguez, Milton Nascimento, and Don S. Davis.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhou Yongkang ranks 521 out of 1,186Before him are Deng Yingchao (1904), Bai Chongxi (1893), Ding Ruchang (1836), Gegeen Khan (1302), Jianzhen (688), and Guan Hanqing (1210). After him are Zhou Xuan (1920), H. H. Kung (1881), Ti Lung (1946), Rinchinbal Khan (1326), Zhang Wentian (1900), and Zhu of Xia (null).


Among politicians born in China, Zhou Yongkang ranks 297Before him are Huang Xing (1874), Zheng Jing (1642), Zhang Xun (1854), Deng Yingchao (1904), Bai Chongxi (1893), and Gegeen Khan (1302). After him are H. H. Kung (1881), Rinchinbal Khan (1326), Zhang Wentian (1900), Zhu of Xia (null), Zheng Zhilong (1604), and Cai Yong (133).