Guo Shengkun 郭声琨
State Councilor (Security)
Minister of Public Security. Likely to join Tibet Work Leading Group. Jointly manages the PAP and oversees domestic security arrangements.
Pronunciation: Gwoh Sheng-kuhn soundbite
Born: 1954 in Xingguo County, Jiangxi Province
Education: Professor of engineering, Jiangxi Institute of Metallurgy.
Career: Much of Guo’s career was in the metals industry where he held various management and Party positions until 2004, at which time he became Deputy Party Secretary of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (bordering Vietnam), rising to Party Secretary in 2007. Appointed Minister of Public Security in December 2012 but no information available about relevant experience.
Prospects: Became a State Councilor in March 2013, presumably with oversight of security.
Relevance to Tibet: Previous Minister of Public Security (Meng Jianzhu) was a member of the Tibet Work Leading Group, though it’s possible Meng (now Chair of the Politics and Law Commission) will retain this role.
Standing in the Party and Career Highlights:
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Guo Shengken’s Contact Information:
- Address: Ministry of Public Security, No.14 Dong Chang’an Jie, Beijing 100741
- Website: www.mps.gov.cn
- Phone: + 86 010 6528 3344
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