Liu Zuoming

Liu Zuoming

Ngaba (Aba) Prefecture Party Secretary

September 1957

Runs the restive region of Ngaba which has been at the centre of the self-immolations in Tibet since 2009.

Liu Zuoming


Pronunciation: Leeyoo Dzo-ming soundbite
Born: September 1957.
Education: Northwest Political and Legal Studies Academy.
Career: Appointed Feb 2012 after heading up Sichuan’s Justice Bureau and a 30-year career in Sichuan, as a Procurator and in anti-corruption.
Prospects: Unclear. Appears well connected with Provincial leaders. Chinese media asserts his appointment in Ngaba was “routine” but his law and order experience was clearly important. Liu’s predecessor Shi Jun is now Sichuan’s most senior policeman.
Relevance to Tibet: Most senior Party official in Ngaba; will be expected to take steps to minimize the unrest there.

Standing in the Party and Career Highlights:

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Quotations By/Comments About

  • According to The Independent Newspaper, the Ngaba government website reported that Liu told cadres after his appointment in February 2012 that they must “correctly handle the relationship between stability and development. There can be not the slightest relaxation on stability, nor the slightest paralysis or laxity”.
  • During the same period AFP additionally reported that Liu said “We must strictly prevent and severely strike at the activities of domestic and foreign hostile forces seeking to split, infiltrate and sabotage” and “We must thoroughly smash any plot seeking to sabotage the stability of Aba and endanger the unity of the motherland.”

Liu Zuoming’s Contact Information:

  • Address: Aba Tibetan Qiang Autonomous Prefecture CCP Committee, Ma’erkang (Barkham), Sichuan 624000, PRC.
  • Website:
  • Phone: +86 837 282 2976 (Information Department)
  • Fax:
  • Webform: (In Chinese)

Ngaba Public Security Bureau Contact Information:

  • Address: Aba Prefecture PSB, Ma’erkang County, Majiang Street #208, Sichuan 624000 PRC.
  • Website:
  • Phone: +86 837 282 5110/3110
  • Fax: +86 837 282 1475
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