Former central propaganda official appointed Inner Mongolia vice chairman

NewsFormer Central Propaganda Department Vice Secretary-General Zheng Hongfan (郑宏范) was appointed Vice Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region today.

Quick Take: Before the appointment today, Zheng has had a long career in propaganda-related works—he spent 12 years working in People’s Daily, the most prestigious mouthpiece of CCP, and was transferred to Central Propaganda Department as General Office Deputy Director in January 2004. Then in April 2014 he became Central Propaganda Department Vice Secretary-General. Zheng’s political career has been completely based in central offices up till today, and he is to take the seat left by Zhang Shaochun (张韶春), who was appointed the region’s CCPSC member and Secretary-General on 21 May.