Zhu Weiqun

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Zhu Weiqun (Chinese: 朱维群; born March 1947) is a Chinese politician. He formerly served as the executive deputy head of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Born in Jianhu County, Jiangsu Province, Zhu attended the Jingshan School and Renmin University. He graduated from the department of journalism of the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, with a master's degree. He joined the Communist Party of China in July 1970. In February 1999, he was appointed deputy head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC. He became the executive deputy of the Department in January 2006, ascending to full minister rank.[1]

In 2013, Zhu retired from active politics, and became the Chair of the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. In May 2013, Zhu was asked about whether to allow for openly religious Communist Party members in response to a change in regulation in the Communist Party of Vietnam, Zhu said, "Chinese Communist Party members should not be allowed to be religious."[2]

Zhu has also been frequently critical of the 14th Dalai Lama and what he calls the "Tibet separatist clique."[3]

Zhu was a member of the 16th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China and a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Zhu Weiqun". China Vitae. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  2. ^ "原统战部副部长朱维群:认为中共党员不能信教" (in Chinese). 中国民族宗教网. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  3. ^ "北京学者炮轰西藏决策高官朱维群、叶小文". Voice of America. March 14, 2016.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Liang Jinquan
Executive Deputy Head of the United Front Work Department
Succeeded by
Zhang Yijiong