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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing disappeared for months last year after being questioned for massive tax evasion. (Nikkei montage/Getty Images/Reuters)
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From top actress to top judge, China's scandals are politically loaded

Latest expose may be coded attack on Communist Youth League

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Just as China's economy enters a pronounced slowdown, a fresh battle has broken out in the political arena over a scandal purportedly involving the country's top judge.

At the center of the judicial scandal that has gripped many of China's 700 million netizens since late last year is Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court.

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