Wang Zhengwei 王正伟
State Ethnic Affairs Commission
Responsible for Central Government’s relations with the non-Han Chinese citizens of China.
Pronunciation: Wong Jeng-way
Born: Of Hui Nationality, born 1957 in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Education: First degree from Ningxia University, 1982 and gained a Doctorate in 2003 from the Central University for Nationalities.
Career: Most of his career has been in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (an area briefly attached to Gansu Province, and then constituted as a Hui Autonomous Region in 1958), rising to Governor from 2007 to 2013. State Ethnic Affairs Commission role is normally held by an official of “minority” ethnicity.
Prospects: A Member of the 16th, 17th & 18th CCP Central Committee; a Vice Chair of the CPPCC. Future prospects unclear.
Relevance to Tibet: Responsible for Central Government’s relations with the non-Han Chinese citizens of China.
Standing in the Party and Career Highlights:
This is a “mini” profile, see information above right.
Cheng Li, Brookings, 2008 wrote that Chinese leaders have “recognized the value of having ethnic minority cadres serve in the Party-state elite, both for propaganda purposes as well as to inspire minority peoples to view the system as containing opportunities for their own advancement and therefore work within the system rather than against it. Those ethnic minority elites who have been appointed by the CCP Organization Department have usually gone through a great deal of scrutiny to make sure that they are loyal to the Communist regime and will obediently carry out the orders of the Party’s national leadership.”
Wang Zhengwei’s Contact Information:
- Address: State Ethnic Affairs Commission, No.252 Taipingqiao Dajie, Xicheng District, Beijing 100800
- Website: www.seac.gov.cn/lsnsjg/bgt/R01index_1.htm
- Phone: + 86 10 6650 8000
- Fax: + 86 10 6601 7375
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