News: Former Inner Mongolia CCPSC member and Hohhot Party Secretary Yun Guangzhong (云光中) is under investigation due to serious violation of party discipline and law.
Quick Take: An Inner Mongolia local, Yun has never left the region his entire career, and had previously served in multiple prefectural cities since 1984, including Wuhai, Hulunbuir, Ordos, and eventually Hohhot, the capital of the region. He was appointed Inner Mongolia Vice Chairman in January 2014, and became the region’s CCPSC member and Hohhot Party Secretary three years later. Yun had a three-year career overlap with Bai Xiangqun (白向群), the region’s recently ousted tiger in May 2018; moreover, Yun’s ex-colleague Su Jianrong (苏建荣), who he shared office with for six years during his term in Ordos, was just brought down a week ago for serious violation of party discipline and law. Notably, there have been a series of ousters since 2018 in the region, most of which are locally cultivated officials, just like the abovementioned three. Disruptions are likely to go on as CCP’s continuous effort to crack down its local gangs.