Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss.

Peng Qinghua

Peng Qinghua

Seems we are getting a new boss.

Peng Qinghua (彭清华), currently Director of the Central Government’s Liaison office in Hong Kong has been appointed Communist Party Secretary for Guangxi.

Despite being Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, there is no real autonomy. The only guarantee is that the Guangxi Governor must be of the Zhuang ethnicity. But he (always ‘he’) is outranked by the Party Secretary who is always Han Chinese from outside of Guangxi.

Peng (born 1957)  is a native of Hubei province.

He replaces the rather bland Guo Shengkun (郭声琨)  (1954-) who is off to Beijing after being in the post since 2007. He too is Han (of course) and from Jiangxi province.

Guo’s predecessor was rising star, Liu Qibao  (刘奇葆), born in 1953 in Anhui, who served from 2006-2007 before being whisked off to Sichuan as Party Secretary there, just in time to take charge of the Wenchuan earthquake relief operation (cover-up).

He apparently did well as he has now been promoted to the politburo and is in charge of the “Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China” which Wikipedia describes as “formally considered to be part of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, but enforces media censorship and control in China, even though no state law explicitly gives it such authority.” In other words he is China’s chief censor and the man in charge of making sure your use of the internet in China is a screwed up mess.

I’m ashamed to say that I once met this man back in his Guangxi days and was pictured shaking his hand rather than wringing his neck. I am not publishing it all here, but that is my hand gripping his. Sorry.

Liu Qibao

Liu Qibao

. This entry was posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 9:37 am and is filed under China News, Propaganda. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss.”

  1. David Says:

    isn’t that a Masonic Grip ?
    Secrets safe with me..

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Masonic?

    More like moronic.



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