Former central official appointed Qinghai vice governor

News: Former Central and State Organs Working Committee (CSOWC) General Office Director Liu Tao (刘涛) was appointed Qinghai Vice Governor today.

Quick Take: Liu is essentially a central official whose entire career is based in the central government. He started his political career in 1986 as a Communist Youth League official under the then-State Development Planning Commission, a commission that was later folded into NDRC. Liu was transferred to CSOWC in 2003, and had then served respectively as its United Front Works Chief and Organization Chief, and in 2016 was appointed its General Office Director. Liu is to fill up the seat left by Han Jianhua (韩建华), who was transferred out of the province in March to take the post of CPPCC Vice Secretary-General. Seems like Qinghai has conducted a central-local official exchange.