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July 10, 2017 By CCAS, Centre for China Analysis and Strategy

Appointment and Removal of TAR Leader at the 34th Meeting

The Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress of the TAR held its 34th meeting on the morning of June 14, 2017. The meeting was convened and presided over by the Chairman of the TAR People’s Congress Lobsang Gyaltsen (ethnicity: Tibetan), who replaced Pema Choling as the Chairman in January 2013. Lobsang Gyaltsen (Losang Jamcan) is also a Deputy Secretary of the TAR Party Committee.

The meeting implemented the decision of the Directors Meeting of the 10th TAR People’s Congress held earlier, one of which was the   removal of Ding Yinxian, Deputy Chairman of the TAR People’s Government. Ding Yinxian was appointed a member of the TAR Party Standing Committee and Vice-Chairman of the TAR People’s Government in July 2013.  Ding Yinxian has been replaced by Zhuangyan Wei,  (Han nationality) born in August 1967 and with a Master’s Degree in Economics. He was designated as Vice Chairman of the TAR People’s government. He continues to be Deputy Secretary of the TAR Party Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Party Group of the District Government, and Dean of the School of Administrative Affairs of TAR. He has previously served in the Jilin Provincial Party Committee as Vice Governor and served in the Jilin Provincial Propaganda Department as well as the Jilin Provincial Standing Committee until his transfer to Tibet.

Lobsang Gyaltsen stated that the removal of Ding Yinxian and appointment of a successor is a joint decision of the Central and District Party Committee and taken after careful examination of the overall situation. At the oath taking ceremony of the new Vice Chairman of the TAR People’s Government Lobsang Gyaltsen said he and his colleagues believe that Zhuangyan Wei will do justice to the post, abide by the CCP constitution, work hard and contribute to Tibet’s development and long-term stability.[Source]

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