Liu Binjie

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Liu Binjie (Chinese: 柳斌杰; September 1948 - ) is the current president and Party chief of General Administration of Press and Publication of the People's Republic of China and the president of National Copyright Administration of the People's Republic of China. He is also the vice head and director of executive office of the national working group of "Eliminating pornography and illegal publications".

Born in Changwu, Shaanxi Province, Liu started working in April 1968. He joined Communist Party of China in August 1971. He graduated from Institute of Foreign Studies at Beijing Normal University, majoring western economics, and from department of philosophy in Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with a master's degree in Marxist epistemology. He boasts titles of professor, mentor of doctoral students and senior economist.

In 1995, he became a member of CPC party group, governor assistant and secretary general in Sichuan people's government. In October 1999, he was appointed as a standing committee member of CPC Sichuan committee, secretary general of the provincial government and the head of provincial propaganda department. In April 2002, he was promoted to vice president and CPC party group member of General Administration of Press and Publication of PRC. In November 2004, he was additionally appointed as vice head and director of executive office of national working group of Eliminating pornography and illegal publications. He became vice secretary of CPC party group in General Administration of Press and Publication in November 2006, He was promoted to secretary of CPC party group and president of General Administration of Press and Publication, and president of National Copyright Administration in April 2007.

He is a member of 17th Central Committee of Communist Party of China.

Controversy[edit]

In April 2012, while attending the London Book Fair, exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian used red paint to smear a cross over his face and a copy of his banned book Beijing Coma and called Chinese publishers a "mouthpiece of the Chinese communist party" after being "manhandled" while attempting to present the book to Liu Binjie at the fair.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Page, Benedicte (19 April 2012). "Ma Jian protest paints the London Book Fair red". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 19 April 2012. 

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