Top ranking People’s Armed Police replaced in dozen provincial regions

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/6/18 17:53:39

Around a third of China's provincial-level regions have seen top ranking armed police officers replaced in recent days, including in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

From June 12 to Saturday, a total of 15 chiefs of various Chinese People's Armed Police Forces (PAPs) have been replaced in 12 regions including North China's Hebei Province, Tianjin and South China's Hainan Province, news site thepaper.cn reported Sunday.

The Central Military Commission and State Council ordered on Thursday that Qiao Humin, the previous commander of the PAP headquarters of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, be promoted to assistant commander of the Armed Police Xinjiang Corps, the provincial-level PAP.

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps is an economic and semi-military organization. It shares the leadership of its PAP headquarters, located in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, with the Armed Police Xinjiang Corps.

His post was then taken by Zhu Pingjiang, previously chief of southern Xinjiang's PAP branch, reported the Bingtuan Daily, a newspaper affiliated with the Xinjiang construction corps.

Qiao has been serving in Xinjiang for a long time and has a wealth of counterterrorism experience. According to the report, Zhu, like Qiao, has great experience of leading officers.

Meanwhile, the PAP of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has also seen new military and political chiefs appointed, thepaper.cn reported.

China Newsweek wrote that the transfers show that PAPs around the country will now have multiple missions besides maintaining stability and providing disaster relief.

It was not reported why the changes were made at this time.



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