News: Inner Mongolia Vice Chairman Zhang Shaochun (张韶春) was appointed the region’s CCPSC member and Secretary-General today.
Quick Take: Zhang started his political career in 1983 in central government, and had since served in multiple ministries and commissions, but mostly taking the secretary position. In 2005 he was transferred to his home province Anhui to become Anhui NDRC Deputy Head, and has since been promoted within the province until January 2018, when he was reshuffled again to serve as Inner Mongolia Vice Chairman. Interestingly, Yang Weidong (杨伟东) was the other Vice Chairman appointed along with Zhang in 2018, who also got a new appointment in March as Inner Mongolia CCPSC member and Organization Chief. Upon Zhang’s appointment today, he will now take up the position left by Luo Yonggang (罗永纲), who was transferred to Hubei as a CCPSC member and Political and Legal Affairs Commission Chief on 28 April.