The appointment of Meng Jianzhu (top centre) as new security tsar has been welcomed by many as signalling the downgrading of the Communist Party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission. Photo: APThe appointment of Meng Jianzhu (top centre) as new security tsar has been welcomed by many as signalling the downgrading of the Communist Party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission. Photo: AP
The appointment of Meng Jianzhu (top centre) as new security tsar has been welcomed by many as signalling the downgrading of the Communist Party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission. Photo: AP

Beijing begins the big political reshuffle

New tsars named to oversee personnel matters and public security as political shake-up filters through the party and government ranks

Topic |   China's Leadership Transition
The appointment of Meng Jianzhu (top centre) as new security tsar has been welcomed by many as signalling the downgrading of the Communist Party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission. Photo: APThe appointment of Meng Jianzhu (top centre) as new security tsar has been welcomed by many as signalling the downgrading of the Communist Party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission. Photo: AP
The appointment of Meng Jianzhu (top centre) as new security tsar has been welcomed by many as signalling the downgrading of the Communist Party's Political and Legal Affairs Commission. Photo: AP
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