Ma Xingrui will take over as party chief of the Xinjiang region. The US hit his predecessor and other Xinjiang officials with sanctions over the crackdown on Uygur Muslims and other minorities. Photo: Edward Wong
Ma Xingrui will take over as party chief of the Xinjiang region. The US hit his predecessor and other Xinjiang officials with sanctions over the crackdown on Uygur Muslims and other minorities. Photo: Edward Wong

New Xinjiang party chief pledges to follow President Xi Jinping’s policy on the sensitive region

  • Former governor of Guangdong province Ma Xingrui tells leadership meeting he will work to maintain social stability and public order, in keeping with Xi’s aims
  • His predecessor, Chen Quanguo, is the most senior target for US sanctions over China’s treatment of Uygurs and other ethnic minority groups in the region

Topic |   Communist Party politics
Ma Xingrui will take over as party chief of the Xinjiang region. The US hit his predecessor and other Xinjiang officials with sanctions over the crackdown on Uygur Muslims and other minorities. Photo: Edward Wong
Ma Xingrui will take over as party chief of the Xinjiang region. The US hit his predecessor and other Xinjiang officials with sanctions over the crackdown on Uygur Muslims and other minorities. Photo: Edward Wong
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