Liu Yunshan

Liu Yunshan began his career as a schoolteacher in Inner Mongolia's Tuzuo Banner region and served as the chief of the Inner Mongolia branch of the Youth League, the young offshoot of the Communist Party, between 1982 and 1985. He became director of the Communist Party's Central Publicity Department and a member of the Politburo in 2002. He was promoted to the Politburo Standing Committee during the 18th Communist Party Congress in November 2012.  

Top Communist Party official's inclusion on task force reflects China's economic concerns

Top Communist Party official's inclusion on task force reflects China's economic concerns

Liu Yunshan's inclusion in an influential macroeconomy task force suggests the leadership has attached more importance to economic work and reflects concerns over challenges faced by China.

Thursday, 21 August, 2014, 9:25am

Elevation of Liu Yunshan heightens censorship fears

Liu Yunshan

The elevation of top censor Liu Yunshan to the powerful Politburo Standing Committee this week worries some mainland journalists and activists who fear a tougher line on media and internet freedom, though analysts say the situation will depend on the direction set by the new party chief, Xi Jinping.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

China top censor’s new leadership role raises fears

A huge TV screen shows a live broadcast of China's new seven-member Standing Committee, the inner circle of Chinese political power, on Thursday. Photo: AP

Chinese propaganda boss Liu Yunshan has risen to the country’s top leadership in what could be a perilous sign for online debate, critics said on Friday.

16 Nov 2012 - 9:40pm

Seven men who rule a billion

Politburo Standing Committee

Who is Xi Jinping? Although he has finally risen to the supreme office in the world's most populous nation and second-largest economic power, Xi Jinping remains an enigmatic cipher - even to many of his fellow Communist Party apparatchiks.

16 Nov 2012 - 11:26am

Who's who: seven party heavyweights named to China's Politburo core

Who's who: seven party heavyweights named to China's Politburo core

China's top leadership committee was reduced from nine to seven members: Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, Zhang Gaoli. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Liu Yunshan tipped to lead the Central Committee Secretariat

Liu Yunshan, head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, delivers a speech at a ceremony in Beijing on Oct. 26, 2012. Photo: Xinhua

Communist Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan is tipped to lead the Secretariat of the party's Central Committee - another victory for the conservatives in their efforts to gain control of the party's power centre in the once-in-a-decade leadership reshuffle.

14 Nov 2012 - 8:55am

Top mainland press official Jiao Li dismissed amid corruption claims

Jiao Li lost his previous role as CCTV president last November.

Jiao Li , a former close aide to top Communist Party propaganda official Liu Yunshan , has been dismissed as deputy director of the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) in a sign that he could face party discipline over rumoured links to corruption and sex scandals.

29 Oct 2012 - 2:24pm 1 comment

Who said it?

Dai Qing

If it is he who will oversee ideology, there will no longer be any hope

Dai Qing, an activist and friend of detained Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, on the promotion chances of propaganda chief Liu Yunshan


If there is not something to hide, there is no need to hide it and certainly no need to repeatedly lie

29 Oct 2012 - 10:07am

Liu Xiaobo still hidden behind veil of silence two years after Nobel Prize

Liu Xiaobo

Two years after his Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo remains imprisoned, relatives are under house arrest or cowed into silence and, supporters say, the democratic change he sought seems further away than ever.

29 Oct 2012 - 10:06am

Liu still China's invisible man two years after Nobel

A security guard prevents a photographer from taking photos outside Liu Xiaobo's apartment in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Two years after his Nobel peace prize, Liu Xiaobo remains imprisoned, relatives are under house arrest and his supporters are cowed into silence.

29 Oct 2012 - 10:06am

Liu Yunshan

Liu Yunshan

Member of the Politburo Standing Committee

21 Nov 2012 - 4:55pm

Mainland propaganda chief Liu Yunshan eyes top party post

Mainland propaganda chief Liu Yunshan eyes top party post

Liu Yunshan , head of the Communist Party's Publicity Department and widely tipped as a strong candidate for elevation to the Politburo Standing Committee, has spared no effort in touting President Hu Jintao's new motto on party propaganda.

29 Oct 2012 - 2:21pm

Jiang Zemin's allies set to eclipse Hu Jintao's on new Standing Committee

President Hu Jintao (left) and former president Jiang Zemin attend a conference to commemorate the 1911 revolution last year. Photo: AP

Former party leader Jiang Zemin's influence may eclipse that of current general secretary Hu Jintao in the next decade as the new mainland leadership line-up begins to take shape. The Communist Party will unveil its once-in-a-decade reshuffle at its 18th national congress in a few weeks. While it is never publicly discussed, the country's political elite has spent the better part of the year in frenzied mud-slinging, horse-trading, alliance-building and lobbying.

29 Oct 2012 - 2:26pm

Migrant worker becomes latest 'hero of our era'

A young migrant worker who saved an infant from a 20-metre fall in Guangzhou has become the latest person to be lionised in a national propaganda campaign to counter a perceived lack of Good Samaritans on the mainland.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

TV drama on 'sent down youth' too rosy, say critics

A television series intended to pay tribute to the Communist Party has drawn the ire and even disgust of some viewers for its perceived white-washing of a key part of the Cultural Revolution.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am