Liu Yunshan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.
Liu Yunshan
刘云山
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First Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of China
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 November 2012
General Secretary Xi Jinping
Preceded by Xi Jinping
President of the CPC Central Party School
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 January 2013
Deputy Li Jingtian
Preceded by Xi Jinping
Chairman of the CPC Central Guidance Commission for Building Spiritual Civilization
Incumbent
Assumed office
18 January 2013
Deputy Liu Yandong
Liu Qibao
Preceded by Li Changchun
Head of Central Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China
In office
24 October 2002 – 21 November 2012
Deputy Shen Weichen
General Secretary Hu Jintao
Preceded by Ding Guangen
Succeeded by Liu Qibao
Personal details
Born July 1947 (age 66–67)
Tumed Right Banner, Baotou, Inner Mongolia
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Jining Teachers College

Liu Yunshan (simplified Chinese: 刘云山; traditional Chinese: 劉雲山; pinyin: Liú Yúnshān; born July 1947) is one of the top leaders of the Communist Party of China, and a current member of the Politburo Standing Committee, the de facto top decision-making body of China.

Liu currently holds the positions of first-ranked Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of China, Chairman of the Central Guidance Commission for Building Spiritual Civilization and President of the Central Party School.[1] He is generally seen as the top official in charge of ideology and propaganda work.

Between 2002 and 2012, Liu served as the head of the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China.

Life and career[edit]

Liu worked in Inner Mongolia for 20 years, beginning with his appointment there in 1968.

Liu is the Director of the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He was a member of the 16th and 17th Politburo of the Communist Party of China, and was elected to both the 18th Politburo and its Standing Committee of the Politburo in 2012.

After the 18th Party Congress in November 2012, Liu accumulated a number of high-level positions in addition to his role of overseeing propaganda, including the No. 1 spot in the Secretariat. He is considered a censorship hard-liner.[2] Against expectations, he wasn't elected Vice President of the People's Republic of China in March 2013,[3] reportedly for being a Hu Jintao ally.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liu Yunshan sworn in as president of Central Party School". Want China Times. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Xi questions propaganda chief’s handling of censorship row". Asashi Shimbun. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "China's Xi flexes muscle, chooses reformist VP: sources". Reuters. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Don't Forget About Hu Jintao". The Diplomat. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Ding Guangen
Head of Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee
2002 – 2012
Succeeded by
Liu Qibao
Preceded by
Xi Jinping
First Secretary of Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of China
2012–present
Incumbent
Leader of the Central Leading Group for Party Building
2012–present
Preceded by
Li Changchun
Chairman of the CPC Central Guidance Commission for Building Spiritual Civilization
2013–present
Leader of the Central Leading Group for Propaganda and Ideological Work
2013–present
Academic offices
Preceded by
Xi Jinping
President of the CPC Central Party School
2013–present
Incumbent