Wang Junzheng
王君正
Wang in 2023
Communist Party Secretary of Xizang
Assumed office
18 October 2021
DeputyYan Jinhai (chairman)
Preceded byWu Yingjie
Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps
In office
9 May 2020 – 18 October 2021
Preceded bySun Jinlong
Succeeded byLi Yifei
Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission of Xinjiang
In office
February 2019 – January 2021
Preceded byZhu Hailun
Succeeded byWang Mingshan
Personal details
Born (1963-05-17) 17 May 1963 (age 61)
Linyi, Shandong
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materShandong University
Renmin University of China

Wang Junzheng (Chinese: 王君正; pinyin: Wáng Jūnzhèng; born 17 May 1963) is a Chinese politician, serving Communist Party Secretary of Tibet since 18 October 2021. He was head of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission of Xinjiang. Between 2016 and 2019, he was the Chinese Communist Party Committee Secretary of Changchun. Prior to his position in Changchun, he served in a variety of posts, as vice-governor of Hubei, the Party Secretary of Xiangyang, and the mayor and party chief of Lijiang.

Career

Wang was born in Linyi, Shandong.[1] He joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November 1987. He graduated from Shandong University in the department of social science and socialism. He earned a doctorate degree in the Marxism-Leninism College of Renmin University. He also has a doctorate in management studies from Tsinghua University.[citation needed]

Wang began his career in the Ministry of Labour. His first regional tenure was in Yunnan province, serving successively as the party chief of Guandu District, Kunming, the head of the Kunming Political and Legal Affairs department, the head of the municipal Organization Department, and deputy party chief. He was then named vice president of the People's High Court of Yunnan. He was then named mayor then party chief of the prefecture-level city of Lijiang.[citation needed]

In September 2012, he moved out of Yunnan province and was named vice governor of Hubei.[2] In May 2013, he was named party chief of Xiangyang,[3] then joined the provincial Party Standing Committee two months later.[4] In January 2016, he again transferred inter-provincially to Jilin to join the provincial ruling council there and the party chief of the provincial capital Changchun.[5] During his term in Changchun, the city received nationwide attention for the Changsheng vaccine incident, in which a local firm used expired fluids to produce rabies vaccines. On February 11, 2019, Wang was transferred to Xinjiang to serve as the head of the regional Political and Legal Affairs Commission (Zhengfawei).[6]

On March 22, 2021 the United States Treasury Department “... unveiled new sanctions against two Chinese officials in response to ‘serious human rights abuse’ against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. The sanctions, which target Wang Junzheng, secretary of the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and Chen Mingguo, director of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau, were rolled out in coordination with Canada and European allies.”[7][8]

On 18 October 2021, he was transferred to southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and appointed Communist Party Secretary of Tibet, the top political position in the region.[9]

References

  1. ^ "China Vitae : Biography of Wang Junzheng". chinavitae.com. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  2. ^ "王君正、许克振任湖北省副省长". Phoenix Television. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "湖北副省长王君正兼任襄阳市委书记". 大众网. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  4. ^ "王君正任湖北省委常委". 中国经济网. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  5. ^ "湖北襄阳市委书记王君正任吉林省委常委、长春市委书记". The Paper. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  6. ^ "长春市委书记调任新疆 自责书提任内最大丑闻". Duowei. 22 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Biden administration sanctions Chinese officials for 'genocide' against Uighurs days after diplomatic spat in Alaska". news.yahoo.com. 22 March 2021. Retrieved 2021-03-23. The Treasury Department on Monday unveiled new sanctions against two Chinese officials in response to 'serious human rights abuse' against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. The sanctions, which target Wang Junzheng, secretary of the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and Chen Mingguo, director of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau, were rolled out in coordination with Canada and European allies.
  8. ^ "Treasury Sanctions Chinese Government Officials in Connection with Serious Human Rights Abuse in Xinjiang | U.S. Department of the Treasury". treasury.gov. 2021-03-22. Archived from the original on 2021-03-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22. Due to their roles in the XPCC and XPSB, respectively, Wang Junzheng (Wang) and Chen Mingguo (Chen) are connected to serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, which reportedly includes arbitrary detention and severe physical abuse, among other serious human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs, a Turkic Muslim population indigenous to Xinjiang, and other ethnic minorities in the region.
  9. ^ Jia Nan (贾楠) (2021-10-19). 黑龙江等5省区党委主要负责同志职务调整. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2021-10-19.
Government offices Preceded byZhang Zulin Mayor of Lijiang 2007–2009 Succeeded byHe Lianghui [zh] Party political offices Preceded byHe Zixing Communist Party Secretary of Lijiang 2009–2012 Succeeded byLuo Jie Preceded byFan Ruiping [zh] Communist Party Secretary of Xiangyang 2013–2016 Succeeded byRen Zhenhe Previous:Gao Guangbin Communist Party Secretary of Changchun 2016 – 2019 Succeeded byWang Kai Preceded byZhu Hailun Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission of Xinjiang 2019-2021 Succeeded byWang Mingshan Preceded bySun Jinlong Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps 2020–2021 Succeeded byLi Yifei Preceded byWu Yingjie Communist Party Secretary of Tibet 2021–present Incumbent