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China's intelligence service, the Ministry of State Security, offers a snapshot of the political intrigue taking place within the regime of President Xi Jinping.The current minister is said to be a figurehead, with the real power held by a hard-line Xi loyalist who was drafted last year from the party's discipline commission.This shakeup within the intelligence service mirrors China's broader political turmoil, stemming largely from Xi's anti-corruption campaign. This effort, which began soon after Xi became Communist Party chief in 2012, has targeted prominent military, security and political figures – and created what many China-watchers say is a backlash against Xi.Xi was a top party official there from 1985 to 2002 .One example of the fallout from Zhou's ouster is the case of Liang Ke, who since 2008 had headed the Beijing State Security Bureau, the MSS office in the capital. He was arrested in 2014 by the discipline commission; China-watchers say he was suspected of tapping Xi's phones, at Zhou's urging.
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