China’s pick to take over as party secretary in Tibet Wang Junzheng is the country’s highest-ranking official to appear on multiple sanctions lists in response to claimed human rights abuses in Xinjiang. Photo: Handout
China’s pick to take over as party secretary in Tibet Wang Junzheng is the country’s highest-ranking official to appear on multiple sanctions lists in response to claimed human rights abuses in Xinjiang. Photo: Handout

China promotes its most sanctioned official to Tibetan Communist Party chief

  • Wang Junzheng made his name as head of security in Xinjiang and in March was listed on multiple Western sanctions lists
  • He will take over as party secretary in Tibet, replacing Wu Yingjie who is retiring

China’s pick to take over as party secretary in Tibet Wang Junzheng is the country’s highest-ranking official to appear on multiple sanctions lists in response to claimed human rights abuses in Xinjiang. Photo: Handout
China’s pick to take over as party secretary in Tibet Wang Junzheng is the country’s highest-ranking official to appear on multiple sanctions lists in response to claimed human rights abuses in Xinjiang. Photo: Handout
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