Qiangba Puncog

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Qiangba Puncog
བྱམས་པ་ཕུན་ཚོགས
向巴平措
Qiangba Puncong.jpg
Qiangba Puncog at the
2010 National People's Congress
Chairman of the Standing Committee
of the People's Congress
of the Tibet Autonomous Region
In office
15 January 2010 – 2013
Preceded by Legqog
Succeeded by Padma Choling
Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region People's Government
In office
April 2004 – 15 January 2010
Preceded by Legqog
Succeeded by Padma Choling
Personal details
Born May 1947 (1947-05) (age 69)
Chamdo, Tibet
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Alma mater Chongqing University

Qiangba Puncog (Tibetan: བྱམས་པ་ཕུན་ཚོགས་Wylie: byams pa phun tshogs; Chinese: 向巴平措; pinyin: Xiàngbā Píngcuò; born in May 1947) was the chairman of the government of Tibet Autonomous Region of China from 2003 until January 2010. He is of Tibetan ethnicity.[1][2] He was most visible in public during the 2008 Tibetan unrest, receiving diplomats and journalists.[1] Qiangba Puncog resigned as chairman on January 12, 2010,[3] and subsequently began serving as chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Biography[edit]

Qiangba Puncog was born in Chamdo, Tibet in May 1947. He graduated from Chongqing University, and he joined in the Communist Party of China in 1974.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Who's Who in China's Leadership: Qiangba Puncog". China Internet Information Center (www.china.org.cn). Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Qiangba Puncog's statement at press conference". China Daily. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  3. ^ Canada Tibet Committee | Newsroom | WTN
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Legqog
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region People's Congress
2010 – 2013
Succeeded by
Padma Choling
Government offices
Preceded by
Legqog
Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region People's Government
2003 – 2010
Succeeded by
Padma Choling