This year is the Communist Party of China’s official change year, as of now 13 provinces and regions to complete the change of leadership, a total of six people out, including Guangxi, a “political king” whose whereabouts are unknown, arousing public concern.
After a rough comb, 13 provinces to complete the session, including five western provinces: Xinjiang, Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Yunnan; five central provinces: Henan, Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan; and three eastern provinces: Jiangsu, Hebei, Fujian.
According to the light briefing, the vast majority of provincial party committees “before the three hands” in the new term has been adjusted in place, including six under the age of 58 Standing Committee out, for different reasons.
The strange death of Zeng Wanming
The former organization minister of Hunan Province, Zeng Wanming, died in September this year, ending his career early.
Zeng Wanming, born in January 1964, died suddenly on September 8 during a business trip at the age of 57. The Hunan Daily announced the news in a low profile on September 13, saying that Zeng Wanming “passed away due to illness”, but did not mention the specific cause of death.
However, news surfaced online that Zeng Wanming died an unnatural death and that he fell to his death at Hunan Mansion in Beijing. The news has not been officially confirmed.
China’s 13 provinces and regions to complete the leadership change, a total of six people out, including Guangxi, a “political king” whose whereabouts are unknown. The picture shows a meeting at the Great Hall in Beijing on March 8, 2021.
Xu Liyi washed away by heavy rain
The 57-year-old Zhengzhou City Party Secretary Xu Liyi of Henan Province, in late October the Party Congress of Henan Province “accidentally” out of the game, only retained the provincial party committee members and Zhengzhou City Party Secretary position, in fact, already belong to the “demotion”.
In 2019, the then mayor of Hangzhou Xu Liyi was transferred to Zhengzhou as the municipal party secretary, career was in an upward trend. However, on July 20 this year, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, a very heavy rainfall flooding, the number of casualties is huge. The official death toll alone was reported to be over 300, and the actual number of dead and missing far exceeded the official figure.
The tragedy of the Zhengzhou flood shocked the world and calls for the investigation and punishment of Zhengzhou officials continued. Xu Liyi’s exit this time is expected, whether he will suffer more severe punishment, the outside world continues to pay attention.
Yang Yue, who was rumored to have jumped from a building
Yang Yue, a member of the Standing Committee of the Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee, vice governor and minister of the United Front Work Department, was only 53 years old. He was considered a member of the league faction, and at the age of 37, he was ranked at the vice-ministerial level, serving as secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Communist Youth League and chairman of the All-China Youth Federation.
Afterwards, Yang Yue was transferred to Fuzhou, Fujian Province as secretary of the municipal party committee, and then moved to Jiangsu Province a few years later.
However, Yang Yue’s career rise came to an abrupt end in March 2017, when he was rumored to have committed suicide by jumping off a building. Although two days later, he appeared at an official meeting to deny the rumors. But his career has been stalled ever since.
In November this year, Yang Yue failed to be re-elected to the Standing Committee of the Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee and was excluded from the core circle, retaining only a title of deputy secretary of the CPPCC party group, belonging to the old before the old.
2 Tibetan officials with unknown career paths
The former executive vice chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Jiang Jie, and the former vice chairman of the Tibetan nationality, Baima Wangdu, failed to be re-elected to the Standing Committee in the current change of term and were unexpectedly excluded. Their career is unknown, and it is not known whether the authorities have made other appointments.
Guangxi’s “King of Politics and Law” Zeng Xin’s whereabouts unknown
The former secretary of Guangxi’s Political and Legal Committee, Zeng Xin, is 55 years old. He has been absent from many important events since mid-October, and the news of his surrender in early November was even confirmed by officials.
Zeng Xin had been serving in the 12th Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security in his early years, reaching the rank of director. On the eve of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Zeng Xin was parachuted into Hubei as director of the Hubei Provincial Public Security Bureau; in 2014, he also became vice governor of Hubei, ranking as a vice-ministerial official.
In March 2020, when Xi Jinping visited Wuhan to inspect the epidemic, Zeng Xin was involved in security coordination.
Prior to that, Sun Lijun, former Vice Minister of Public Security, had been under the direct command of Sun as a member of the central steering group to oversee the prevention and control of the epidemic in Wuhan.
In June 2020, two months after Sun Lijun’s fall, Zeng Xin was suddenly transferred from Hubei to Guangxi as secretary of the political and legal committee.
From the perspective of Zeng Xin’s career experience, he had interactions with the three major “political and legal tigers” that fell – Sun Lijun, former Shanghai Public Security Director Gong Daogan, and former Chongqing Public Security Bureau Chief Deng Cullin.
Now, Zeng Xin’s whereabouts are unknown, and the authorities have neither announced that he has been investigated nor that he has been appointed to another post, prompting public speculation.
In his self-publishing program, commentator Chen Baokong analyzed that Zeng Xin’s transfer to Guangxi in June last year was a ploy by Xi Jinping to transfer the tiger away from the mountain, in order to investigate whether Zeng Xin was related to the Sun Lijun case. Now that Zeng Xin’s whereabouts are unknown, it is likely that he is involved in the Sun Lijun coup group.