Liu Qi
刘淇
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Liu Qi
Communist Party Secretary of Beijing
In office
22 October 2002 – 3 July 2012
Preceded byJia Qinglin
Succeeded byGuo Jinlong
President of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games
In office
29 August 2004 – 24 August 2008
IOC PresidentJacques Rogge
Preceded byGianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki
Succeeded bySebastian Coe
Chair of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games
In office
December 13, 2001 – August 22, 2009
Preceded byCommittee established
Succeeded byPosition dissolved
Mayor of Beijing
In office
10 February 1999 – 19 January 2003
Preceded byJia Qinglin
Succeeded byMeng Xuenong
Minister of Metallurgical Industry
In office
March 1993 – March 1998
Preceded byQi Yuanqing
Succeeded byPosition revoked
Personal details
Born (1942-11-03) 3 November 1942 (age 79)
Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materUniversity of Science and Technology Beijing

Liu Qi (simplified Chinese: 刘淇; traditional Chinese: 劉淇; pinyin: Liú Qí; born November 3, 1942 in Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu) is a retired Chinese politician. He formerly served as the Communist Party Secretary of Beijing, and also a member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party. He was also the President of the Beijing 2008 Olympics Organizing Committee.[1]

Biography and career

Subject of human rights litigation

On February 7, 2002, Liu was sued in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California[5] by the San Francisco-based human rights organization, the Center for Justice and Accountability. The plaintiffs in that case alleged that, as mayor of Beijing, Liu was responsible for formulating security policy and had control over the local police. The police were in turn alleged to have tortured the plaintiffs with beatings, electric shock, and forced feedings through tubes inserted through the plaintiffs' noses.[6] The court issued a declaratory judgment that Liu was responsible for violating the defendants' rights to be free from torture and arbitrary detention.[7] However, because Liu did not defend the suit, there were no hearings, trials, or findings of fact on the issues presented.

References

  1. ^ "Liu Qi: Ensure supply of essentials for Games - the Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games". Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  2. ^ "New Beijing,Great Olympics-our bid". Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-03-25. Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Bid Committee's About Us page
  3. ^ The TIME 100: Liu Qi, By Simon Elegant
  4. ^ Anthee Carassava, Protesters disrupt Olympic flame lighting, International Herald Tribune, March 24, 2008.
  5. ^ Doe v. Liu Qi, 349 F. Supp. 2d 1258 (N.D. Cal. 2004).
  6. ^ Id. at 1267.
  7. ^ Id. at 1334.
Political offices Preceded byJia Qinglin Mayor of Beijing 1999–2003 Succeeded byMeng Xuenong Preceded byQi Yuanqing Minister of Metallurgical Industry of PRC 1993–1998 Succeeded byAgency Defunct Party political offices Preceded byJia Qinglin Communist Party Secretary of Beijing 2002–2012 Succeeded byGuo Jinlong Sporting positions Preceded by Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki President of Organizing Committee for Olympic Games 2008 Succeeded by Sebastian Coe