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.
Liu Lefei, a senior executive at Citic Securities, China's No 1 brokerage, is set to leave to pursue personal interests, amid growing concern on the mainland about children of top government leaders often taking up important positions at large state-owned enterprises.Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am
Senior members of the Communist Party held an internal poll in mid-May to select their favoured top leaders for the next 10 years, in a significant reformist step that may be institutionalised in the future.8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am