Weekly Report 1|47 9.15.2018-9.21.2018
Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at a meeting of the Central Commission for Comprehensively Deepening Reform (see Senior Leaders section).
In the wake of protests and demonstrations by military veterans in recent months, the Central Propaganda Department and Ministry of Veterans Affairs jointly released a notice on launching a propaganda campaign called “The Most Beautiful Veterans” (最美退役军人) (see Propaganda Work section).
Cyberspace Administration of China Director Zhuang Rongwen laid out a plan for controlling information dissemination on the Internet in a Qiushi article (see Propaganda Work section).
The CCP held a 2018 World Peace Day commemorative event in Nanjing, presumably organized by the International Department, and attended by current and former world leaders (see International Liaison Work section).
Han Zheng Visits Russia, Co-Chairs China-Russian Bilateral Meetings
9.16-18 Politburo Standing Committee member and Vice Premier Han Zheng (韩正) visited Russia and met Russian President Vladimir Putin. During his meeting with Putin, Han said that “China is willing to work with Russia on … implementing the important consensus reached by the two countries’ leaders in all respects and promoting bilateral investment and energy cooperation.”
Han also co-chaired the China-Russia Investment Cooperation Committee 5th meeting with Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Anton Siluanov and the China-Russia Energy Cooperation Committee 15th meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak during his visit.
Li Keqiang Delivers Special Speech at World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018
9.19 Li Keqiang delivered a special speech at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018 in Tianjin.
According to Xinhua, Li used the speech to emphasize that “the rules-based multilateral trading system is economic globalization and free trade’s cornerstone. Its authority and effectiveness should be respected and protected. Unilateral methods are unable to resolve problems.”
Li also indicated that “Chinese economic development is in a crucial period of shifting from old to new drivers.” He stated that China will pursue three broad measures “to push the economy to maintain a medium to high rate of growth and industries to move toward a medium- to high-end level,” namely promoting reform and opening up, making structural adjustments, and stimulating innovation.
Xi Jinping Presides over Fourth Meeting of Central Commission for Comprehensively Deepening Reform, Delivers Important Speech
9.20 Xi Jinping presided over and delivered an important speech at the fourth meeting of the Central Commission for Comprehensively Deepening Reform (中央全面深化改革委员会). Politburo Standing Committee members Li Keqiang and Wang Huning (王沪宁) attended the meeting.
According to Xinhua, Xi emphasized that “the importance and difficulty of reform both lie in implementation.” He added that “favorable conditions for reform and implementation are increasingly numerous.”
The meeting reviewed documents on promoting high-quality development, establishing more effective mechanisms for regionally coordinated development, supporting deepened trade and innovation in free trade trial areas, improving the oversight of systemically important financial institutions, reforming and improving the vaccine supervision system, integrating planning systems to give better play to their strategic guidance role in national development planning, and promoting links between small farming households and modern agricultural development.
Editorial: Promote the Comprehensive Development and Common Prosperity of Disabled People
9.15 People’s Daily published an editorial “enthusiastically congratulating” the China Disabled Persons’ Federation for the opening of its seventh national congress on 14 September. It stated that “since the 18th Party Congress, the Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core has been extremely concerned about the disabled community and attached a high-level of importance to projects for disabled people” before outlining a series of related achievements that have been made “under the strong leadership of the Central Committee” over the last five years.
The editorial called on “Party committees and governments at all levels to attach a high-level of importance to projects for disabled people.” It concluded with a call to “join hands and stand shoulder to shoulder with [our] numerous disabled brothers and sisters” to “jointly struggle for obtaining victory in comprehensively establishing a moderately prosperous society, seizing a great victory for socialism with Chinese characteristics in a new era, and realizing the China Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”
Zhong Sheng: Create a New Blueprint for Sino-Russian Regional Cooperation
9.15 People’s Daily used its “Zhong Sheng” (钟声) column, which authoritatively transmits the official positions of the People’s Daily on matters of international affairs, to praise Sino-Russian regional cooperation. It described “Sino-Russian cooperation in Far East development” as a “brilliant calling card for regional cooperation between the two countries” and demonstration of “the good phase of large-scale flourishing in Sino-Russian regional cooperation.”
The article noted that this year and next are “years of Sino-Russian regional cooperation and exchange” before detailing examples of the “continuous expansion of Sino-Russian regional cooperation.” It subsequently called for “using well the two major cooperative mechanisms of the ‘Northeast-Far East’ and ‘Yangtze River-Volga River’” and establishing other “developmentally strategic links” between various Chinese and Russian regions “to make regional cooperation extend from the border region to the interior.”
Continued PD Commentator Series on Xi Jinping’s Speech at National Education Conference
9.15-18 People’s Daily continued its commentator series on Xi Jinping’s speech at the national education conference from last week.
The third article of this series focused on how to cultivate builders and successors of socialism. The article highlighted the six aspects that Xi emphasized in his speech, namely consolidating ideals and beliefs, growing patriotism, reinforcing morality, increasing knowledge and experience, fostering the spirit of struggle, and strengthening comprehensive quality. It stressed that the people cultivated must “establish a common ideal for communism and socialism with Chinese characteristics” and “never forget that they are Chinese.”
The fourth article emphasized the importance of “building a team of high-quality and professional teachers.” It urged to “expand teachers’ cultural perspectives and increase their comprehensive quality” and make them “disseminators of advanced thoughts and cultures, firm supports of the Party’s ruling, and guides for students’ healthy growth.”
The fifth article stressed that “the key tasks for deepening reforms on education system must be firmly implemented to carry forward vigorously the innovation of education system reform.” The article urged the necessity of overcoming the “pernicious diseases” of only focusing on scores, diplomas, and theses and to “increase education’s ability to serve the development of the economy and the society.”
The sixth article called for maintaining “the Party’s comprehensive leadership over education.” It emphasized that “ideological and political leadership matter above all else” in accomplishing this task. To this end, the article declared that “education departments and Party organizations at all levels and types of schools must… consciously maintain a high-level of uniformity with the Party Central Committee in political position, orientation, principles, and path.”
Zhong Sheng: Join Hands to Promote the Forward Development of Northeast Asian Regional Cooperation
9.16 People’s Daily published an article through its “Zhong Sheng” column to stress that “China is a ‘doer’ (行动派) that lives up to its word.” It said that “China, as an important member of the Northeast Asian region, has always devoted itself to participating in regional cooperation, promoting exchanges and dialogues between countries, and building a harmonious and friendly environment.” The article especially pointed out that “the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by China is injecting a new force into advancing Northeast Asian regional cooperation.”
Zhuang Rongwen: Scientifically Understand the Rules of Internet Dissemination, Strive to Improve Internet Governance
9.16 The newly-appointed head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, Zhuang Rongwen (庄荣文), penned an article in Qiushi, the CCP Central Committee’s theoretical journal, on strengthening Internet governance, referring to Xi Jinping’s speech at the recent National Conference on Propaganda and Ideological Work as guidance.
In the essay, Zhuang enumerated the challenges facing propaganda and ideology work due to the development of the Internet. As the the Internet has strengthened “social mobilization capability” (社会动员能力), he stated, the Internet has become an “transmitter and amplifier of all kinds of risks.” Because the Internet disseminates “diverse and ever-changing social thoughts,” it has “become more difficult for the Party’s ideological departments to lead ideological and theoretical dissemination in a unified manner or to implement the ‘two consolidations’ [of ideological work]” (consolidating the guiding position of Marxism in the field of ideology and consolidating a common ideological basis for the united struggle of the entire Party and the whole nation). Furthermore, as new media has become the main channel for information dissemination, thinking about “how to use new media to consolidate and strengthen positive propaganda has become a major issue.” Zhuang stated that the reality of “everyone having a microphone” has undermined the media management system centered on editorial rights (采编权).
In response to these challenges, Zhuang laid out a plan for establishing a comprehensive Internet management system based on the Party “firmly grasping leadership over ideological work.”
Among other points, he advocated upholding unity of thought and political leadership by “giving full play to the guiding role of the Internet… consciously arming the mind, guiding practice, promoting work, and pushing the entire party and whole society to take Xi Jinping thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era as its backbone and fixed star...”
Further, he argued for “the promotion of positive energy” and “fostering a positive Internet culture,” while “suppressing negative factors” by “dependably regulating online discussion of key social problems, sensitive events, and emergencies, promptly refuting incorrect thoughts, resolutely controlling the distortion of Party history, national history, and military history, negation of Party leadership or the socialist system, attacks on Party lines, guidelines, or policies, destructive political information that slanders Party leaders’ thought or images, comprehensively cleaning up online rumors, violent audio and video and other harmful information.”
He explained that the Internet has become the “main front” and “main battlefield” of propaganda and public opinion work, and advocated for “giving full play to the role of netizens in fighting a people’s war for ecological Internet governance.”
Zhong Sheng: Once Again Reflecting on the International Financial Crisis
9.17 People’s Daily’s “Zhong Sheng” published an article a few days after the 10th anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy on 15 September. It stressed that the “sequelae of the global financial crisis has become a new challenge that the international community faces,” saying that anti-globalism is getting restless and trade friction is escalating. It warned that “an unstable US is bringing the world anxiety,” listing out that the US has made “uncertainty” its new normal, dropped from various international organizations and multilateral agreements, made enemies everywhere on trade issues, and impacted the international political and economic orders. The article concluded by saying that “the lesson of history must be learned” and that “only with the spirit of cooperation… can common development and prosperity be realized.”
Propaganda Department and Ministry of Veterans Affairs Jointly Release Notice on Launching “Most Beautiful Veterans” Study and Propaganda Campaign
9.18 In the wake of protests and demonstrations by military veterans in recent months, the Central Propaganda Department and Ministry of Veterans Affairs jointly released a notice on launching a propaganda campaign called “The Most Beautiful Veterans” (最美退役军人). The notice emphasized the need to “use Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as guidance to thoroughly implement the spirit of the national conference on propaganda and ideological work” and “establish a group of examples for excellent veterans that proactively respond to the Party’s call and make distinct achievements in and outstanding contributions to building the economy and society.”
The Central Propaganda Department and Ministry of Veterans Affairs will create and release a list of the achievements accomplished by the “most beautiful veterans” to “make being a soldier an honorable occupation in society.”
PD Editorial: Make the Pearl of the Ningxia Yellow River Plain More Resplendent
9.20 People’s Daily published an editorial celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, which it described as the start of a “new era” for Ningxia’s prosperity and development.
The editorial argued that Ningxia’s “developmental achievements are the result of the correct leadership of the Party Central Committee, pioneering efforts of people of all ethnicities of the whole region, and kind support and selfless aid of people of all ethnicities of the whole country.” It elaborated that “the path of resolving ethnic issues with Chinese characteristics (中国特色解决民族问题的道路) is correct and accords with our country’s national circumstances and people of all ethnicities’ fundamental interests.”
The editorial advocated “strengthening education on the advancement of ethnic unity, making all ethnic groups firmly establish the idea in their minds that the Han are inseparable from minority ethnic groups, minority ethnic groups are inseparable from the Han, and all minority ethnic groups are inseparable from one another.”
Zhong Sheng: Reform and Opening Up Writes a New Chapter for Chinese Human Rights
9.21 People’s Daily used its “Zhong Sheng” column to draw attention to the “widespread interest” that China’s progress in human rights since reform and opening up reportedly received at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The article argued that reform and opening up wrote a “brand new chapter in the development of human rights” since it helped China to “reduce its impoverished population by over 700 million, realize universal coverage in nine-year compulsory education, establish the world’s biggest universal medical insurance and social security systems, and increase the disposable income of national residents by nearly 10,000 percent.”
The article declared that “the right to life and right to development are the fundamental human rights of the utmost importance” and “the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese government have always put the people’s right to life and right to development in the first place.” It added that China’s experience shows that “there really is not just one way to guarantee human rights. Every country can use its national circumstances and people’s needs to find a method for guaranteeing human rights that suits itself.”
United Front Work
Eighth “Zhongshan-Huangpu Cross-Strait Feelings” Forum Held Tuanjie Bao
9.16 The 8th “Zhongshan-Huangpu Cross-Strait Feelings” (中山·黄埔·两岸情) Forum was held in Beijing. The forum was organized by the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang (RCCK) and Alumni Association of the Huangpu Military Academy. Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Vice Chairman and RCCK Central Committee Executive Vice Chairman Zheng Jianbang (郑建邦) spoke at the forum.
Leaders from the CPPCC, RCCK, State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, China Overseas Friendship Association, Alumni Association of the Huangpu Military Academy, and China Association for Promotion of Culture attended the forum. Several retired Taiwanese military officers, descendants of well-known Huangpu Academy graduates, and famous scholars also attended.
Wang Yang: Firmly Grasp the New Direction and New Mission of the CPPCC in a New Era Xinhua
9.18 Politburo Standing Committee Member and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee Chairman Wang Yang (汪洋) convened a meeting in Beijing, where he emphasized the centrality of theoretical study to the work of CPPCC members. His remarks followed Xi Jinping’s speech on propaganda and ideology work on August 21st. He told the body that “without correct theoretical guidance, it is impossible to stand tall and look far, and it is impossible to act resolutely and forcefully.” Theory should be used to “arm the mind, guide practice, promote work, and better grasp the new orientation of the times.”
Wang also stated that “the prospects of the CPPCC’s undertaking in a new era are vast and that the study and research of theory is well worth doing.” He announced that a seminar on theoretical and ideological work would be held by the CPPCC at the end of November.
12th CPPCC National Committee Standing Committee Member Sun Huaishan Convicted of Bribery
9.17 Former member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and head of the Committee for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Compatriots and Overseas Chinese of the CPPCC National Committee Sun Huaishan (孙怀山) was convicted of bribery and sentenced to 14 years in jail. He was also fined 3 million RMB and required to return the bribes he received and the interest they generated over time. According to the Intermediate People’s Court of Hulunbuir, Sun was given a lenient punishment according to the law due to the fact that he confessed to his crime and demonstrated regret.
Former Ministry of Finance Deputy Head and Party Leadership Group Deputy Secretary Expelled from Party and Dismissed from Public Office
9.20 The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and National Supervisory Commission recently launched an investigation into former Ministry of Finance (MOF) deputy head and MOF Party Leadership Group deputy secretary Zhang Shaochun (张少春). The investigation concluded that Zhang had violated political discipline and the spirit of the eight-point guidelines (中央八项规定). He was found to have used his position to seek benefits for others and receive large bribes in return. He was expelled from the Party and dismissed from public office.
National Energy Administration Head Put Under CCDI and NSC Investigation
9.21 National Energy Administration (NEA) head and NEA Party Leadership Group Secretary Nur Bekri (努尔·白克力) is currently under the investigation of the CCDI and NSC for serious violations of discipline and the law. Bekri also served as the deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission and a member of its Party leadership group.
Central Military Commission
Jun Sheng: Remember History and Safeguard Peace
9.18 PLA Daily published an article using the byline “Jun Sheng” (钧声) to commemorate the 87th anniversary of the Mukden Incident. The commentary stated that "remembering history is not for getting bogged down in a quagmire of hatred but… avoiding repeating tragedy.” It warned that, in the past six years, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been attempting to obscure Japan’s role as an aggressor in World War II, and that, in recent years, Japan has been trying to “accelerate its military expansion.” However, in its conclusion, the article also noted that “this year is the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between China and Japan” and that Sino-Japanese relations have been improving thanks to the joint efforts of both countries.
Zhang Youxia Meets Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa
9.18 Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman Zhang Youxia (张又侠) met Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Beijing. During the meeting, Zhang said that China and Pakistan are “all-weather strategic cooperative partners” and that “China is willing to jointly inherit and pass on friendly relations with the new Pakistani government and fully advance the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.”
Bajwa expressed Pakistan’s appreciation for China supporting its efforts to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and said that the Pakistan army “is willing to continuously reinforce pragmatic cooperation in anti-terrorism, equipment technology, personnel training, and other fields with China.”
Comprehensively Deepening Reform
There is No Risk of Stagflation for China’s Economy
9.15 At a press conference held by the State Council Information Office, National Bureau of Statistics spokesperson Mao Shengyong (毛盛勇) said that throughout this year China’s macroeconomic indicators have remained “stable” (平稳) and there is no danger of stagflation. The word “stable” (稳) was used in the article 11 times. Though variables in the external environment are increasing, China’s economic adaptability and capability to withstand external risks are strong.
Mao explained there were no risks of either inflation or stagnation - and especially no risk of stagflation. Recent changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are due to an increase in the price of pork and vegetables, which is mainly the result of seasonal factors. Industrial consumer goods remain abundant and non-food prices will remain stable. Additionally, monetary policy is still stable and neutral. These factors combined indicate no risks of inflation and prices will not rise significantly. Mao said also China’s GDP has remained in the medium-to-high speed range of 6.7%-6.9%, clearly showing no signs of stagnation. Therefore stagflation does not exist in China at this time.
Ensure Farmers Do Not “Have Trouble Selling Grain”
9.16 The State Grain and Reserves Administration (国家粮食和物资储备局) alongside eight other departments jointly issued a notice on thoroughly conducting well the acquisition of grains in autumn 2018 (关于切实做好2018年秋粮收购工作的通知), requiring local governments to organize and guide market transition from policy-based purchases and storage to market-based acquisitions and purchases. Doing so will cultivate “high-quality grain projects” (优质粮食工程), brand building, and expansion of the grain market. At the same time, local governments must ensure smooth, stable and safe purchases of grains, and that farmers do not “have trouble selling grain” (卖粮难).
International Liaison Work
Wang Qishan Delivers Speech at Opening Ceremony of 2018 World Peace Day Commemorative Event
9.19 Vice President Wang Qishan (王岐山) delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Peace Day commemorative event in Nanjing. The speech called on all countries and people to “pursue peaceful ideals, be devoted to waking the path of peaceful development, and act as defenders and promoters of peace and supporters and practitioners of the path of peaceful development.”
Xi Jinping and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres respectively sent a congratulatory letter and congratulatory video to the opening ceremony. Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee Vice Chairman and Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament Vice President Ma Biao (马飚) also participated in the event.
During the event, Wang collectively met with several foreign guests of honor, including Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia Enkhtuvshin Ulziisaikhan, former President of Costa Rica Óscar Arias, former Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and Mexican National Regeneration Movement President Yeidckol Polevnsky Gurwitz.
9.14-9.16 At the invitation of the French Communist Party (PCF), Deputy Party Secretary of Fujian Province Wang Ning (王宁) visited France as a representative of the CCP to attend the annual festival of the PCF newspaper L'Humanité. While there, he separately met with PCF National Secretary Pierre Laurent, Director of L'Humanité Patrick Le Hyaric, and Head of International Affairs for La République En Marche Astrid Panosyan.
9.16-9.18 At the invitation of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), a CCP delegation led by Organization Department Deputy Head Wu Yuliang (吴玉良) visited Malawi. While there, Wu met with President Arthur Peter Mutharika and DPP Secretary General Grizelder Jeffrey.
9.17-9.18 On 17 September, International Department Minister Song Tao (宋涛) and Vice Minister Guo Yezhou (郭业洲) met with a National League for Democracy (NLD) cadre study group from Myanmar led by Chief Minister of Mandalay Region and Second Vice Chairperson of the NLD U Zaw Myint Maung.
9.17 Song Tao and International Department Vice Minister Qian Hongshan (钱洪山) met with the Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Tudor Ulianovschi.
9.17-9.18 On 17 September, Song Tao and Qian Hongshan participated in the third theoretical seminar of the CCP and Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). Before the seminar, Song met with a PCC delegation led by PCC Secretariat member and head of its Department of International Relations José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera.
The following day CCP Secretariat member and United Front Work Head You Quan (尤权) also met with the PCC delegation.
9.17 Guo Yezhou met with African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde Leader and former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau Domingos Simões Pereira.
9.17 Guo Yezhou met with a British House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee delegation led by Committee Chair Tom Tugendhat.
9.17 Guo Yezhou met with the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham.
9.18 International Department Vice Minister Li Jun (李军) met with an Iraqi Badr Organization cadre study group led by Central Consultative Committee member and Organizational Affairs head Abdul Hussein Azerjawi.
9.18 Qian Hongshan met with a People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT) cadre study group led by PDPT Deputy Chairwoman Ranokhon Bobojoniyon.
9.18 Song Tao met with Nepal Communist Party Co-Chairman and former Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal in Nanjing.
9.18 International Department Vice Minister Xu Lüping (徐绿平) met with a SWAPO Party of Namibia delegation led by SWAPO Deputy Secretary-General Marco Hausiku.
9.19 Song Tao met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia Enkhtuvshin Ulziisaikhan in Nanjing.
9.20 Qian Hongshan met with a Nepal Communist Party (NCP) delegation led by NCP Secretariat member, NCP spokesman, and former Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha.
9.21 Qian Hongshan met with a Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) cadre study group led by an adviser to the Prime Minister of Croatia.
9.16 The China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) announced the following changes to its leadership:
Deng Pufang (邓朴方) was elected the seventh honorary chair of the CDPF.
Zhang Haidi (张海迪) was elected the chair of the seventh presidium of the CDPF.
Zhou Changkui (周长奎) was elected director general of the seventh implementation council of the CDPF.
9.17 Zhang Yalin (张雅林) was appointed chairman of Xinxing Cathay International Group and secretary of its Party committee.
9.17 State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission announced changes to the leadership of 14 state-owned enterprises:
Shao Fei (邵飞) was appointed secretary of Sinopharm’s discipline inspection commission.
Li Rongting (李荣庭) was appointed secretary of Sinosteel’s discipline inspection commission.
Li Yaoqiang (李耀强) was appointed chairman of China National Salt Industry Group Corporation and secretary of its Party committee.
Xiao Xiangli (肖祥立) was appointed secretary of China National Salt Industry Group Corporation’s discipline inspection commission.
Zhang Shaoming (张少明) was appointed chairman of China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group and secretary of its Party committee.
Zhao Xiaochen (赵晓晨) was appointed chairman of General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals and secretary of its Party committee.
Hu Shanting (胡善亭) was appointed chairman of China Coal Technology & Engineering Group and secretary of its Party committee.
Peng Bihong (彭碧宏) was appointed a standing committee member of China Communications Construction’s Party committee.
Fu Junyuan (傅俊元) was appointed a standing committee member of China Poly Group’s Party committee.
9.17 Zhang Chunhe (张春和) was appointed chief justice of the Guangzhou Internet Court.
9.19 Song Xin (宋欣) was appointed a board member of China National Machinery Industry Corporation and deputy secretary of its Party committee.
9.19 Gao Yan (高燕) was appointed chair of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
9.20 Ke Ruiwen (柯瑞文) was appointed general manager of China Telecom.
9.21 Chen Wenhui (陈文辉) was appointed deputy director general of the National Council for Social Security Fund.
9.21 Shi Jun (侍俊) was appointed deputy head of the United Front Work Department.
9.21 Gao Anming (高岸明) was appointed deputy head of the China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration.