News: Former Ningxia Department of Justice party secretary-general Chen Dongqiao (陈栋桥) is held under investigation.
Quick Take: Ningxia has not had a peaceful summer thus far. More than a handful of senior provincial officials have been put under investigation in the past two months. Among them, two were top police force officials who had extended working relationships with Chen. Unseated a month after his peers, Chen was a lecturer at the police university in Ningxia before he worked for three decades in Ningxia’s public security departments. The reshuffle of senior officials in Ningxia may create a window for the central government to directly appoint high-ranking personnel to the autonomous region.