Analysis of China’s Xinjiang replacement, ‘promotion’ rather than acceptance of international pressure


The Xinjiang Uyghur human rights issue has recently emerged as the most acute conflict factor between the US and China to the extent that the US has become the main cause of the ‘diplomatic boycott’ of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. do.

Some analysts say that China may have foretold a different way of governing Xinjiang due to strong pressure from the West, including the United States. There are also observations that there is.

State-run Xinhua News Agency reported on the 25th (local time) that Masingrui Guangdong provincial governor will assume the new role of Xinjiang Party Secretary, and that Chen Quanguo, the former party secretary, will step down and receive a new post in the future.

The United States pointed out Chen Quanguo, who was appointed as the party secretary in Xinjiang in 2016 after serving as the party secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region, as the representative person responsible for the human rights violations of the Uyghurs, such as the operation of a “vocational camp” that resembles a concentration camp. It has been placed on the sanctions list.

Therefore, China intends to dilute the image of Xinjiang’s ‘iron-fisted rule’ by replacing Chen Quanguo, who has long led the rule of China’s two most sensitive provincial minority regions, to Xinjiang’s first leader, Masingrui Masingrui, a typical tech bureaucrat as an aerospace expert. Some interpret it as revealing

A Xinjiang expert in Beijing, who requested anonymity, told Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) that “the personnel change clearly means new thinking. It could be,” he pointed out.

Amid the escalation of the New Cold War between the US and China, it is unlikely that China will show any external succumb to the Xinjiang issue, which it considers to be an extremely sensitive and core sovereignty issue.

For this reason, some believe that there is a possibility that Chun will be promoted to the Politburo Standing Committee, which forms the supreme leadership, at the 20th party congress to be held next fall.

The Politburo Standing Committee, made up of seven members, including President Xi, who also serves as the current party general secretary, and Premier Li Keqiang, is the supreme head of the Communist Party of China.

With the exception of President Xi, who will be in full power for a long period of time through the 20th party congress next year, Prime Minister Li and several other standing members are expected to be replaced.

What is noteworthy is the age of Chun Chen.

In the CCP, there is an implicit rule of ‘seven-fourth’, which states that top-ranking party officials can continue to be employed until the age of 67 in the year of the replacement party congress, and that they must resign from public office at the age of 68.

Chun Cheon, who was born in 1955, is 66 years old this year and will turn 67 next year, which is the age at which he can be promoted.

“This change cannot be seen as a reaction to international pressure,” said Wu Chang, a political analyst in Beijing. He predicted that he would be promoted to a senior citizen and that Xinjiang’s model of governance could be extended to the whole country.”

Taiwan’s Central News Agency also paid attention to this background and showed interest in the possibility of Chun’s entry into the next standing committee.

The Central News Agency said, “Cheon Quanguo is a person of an age that fits the custom of ‘Seven, eight, and lower’. “It is necessary to pay attention to his future trends.”

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