Song Ping

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Song.

Song Ping (Chinese: 宋平; pinyin: Sòng Píng; born April 1917) was an official in the Communist Party of China, a former member of the CPC Politburo Standing Committee, and is considered a member of the Second Generation of Chinese Leadership.

Biography[edit]

He rose through the ranks of the party to become first secretary of CPC Gansu Division, and later Minister of Organization of CPC. Song was in charge of senior cadres' recommendation, candidacy and promotion.[citation needed]

During his time as First Secretary of CPC Gansu Division, Song Ping became mentor of two young protégés - Hu Jintao[1] and Wen Jiabao[citation needed] - who were to become the current General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and the current Premier of the Chinese State Council respectively.[2]

In 1987, Song left the Planning Commission to replace Wei Jianxing as head of the CPC Central Organization Department.[3] Song announced a decision by the Communist Party of China to expel members of the communist party who were sympathetic to pro-democracy demonstrations in the spring of 1989.[4]

He stepped down as a member of the Politburo Standing Committee on October 19, 1992.[5]

Political offices
Preceded by
Xian Henghan
Governor of Gansu
1977 – 1979
Succeeded by
Feng Jixin
Preceded by
Xian Henghan
Secretary of the CPC Gansu Committee
1977 – 1981
Succeeded by
Feng Jixin
Preceded by
Yao Yilin
Chairman of the State Planning Commission of China
1983 – 1987
Succeeded by
Yao Yilin
Preceded by
Wei Jianxing
Head of CPC Central Organization Department
1987 – 1989
Succeeded by
Lu Feng

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's Hu? Meet this engineer-Prez". IBNLive. IBNLive.com. November 20, 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Yao, Jin (pen name) (November 21, 2001). [tt_news=28482&tx_ttnews[backPid]=191&no_cache=1 "Hu Jintao: The Bird that Keeps its Head Down"]. China Brief (Volume: 1 Issue: 10). The Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Thomson, Robert (June 24, 1987). "Beijing shuffle points to growing Cabinet intrigues". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 18. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Party to purge its ranks". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 11. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Kristof, Nicholas D. (October 20, 1992). "CHINESE SHAKE UP TOP PARTY GROUP; FREE MARKET GAINS". New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 28 March 2010.