Member of Party’s executive body in Xinjiang replaced

Source:Global Times Published: 2013-11-4 1:23:02

Beijing has acted to remove the military commander of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region from the region's Standing Committee of the Party Committee, the Xinjiang Daily reported on Sunday.

Peng Yong, who was named commander of the Xinjiang Military Command in July 2011, was dismissed from his post as a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China Xinjiang Committee.

Peng will be replaced by Liu Lei, who was appointed the commissar of the Xinjiang Military Command in July this year.

The Xinjiang Daily did not specify the reason for Peng's removal.

A jeep crashed into a crowd of people and caught fire in front of the Tiananmen rostrum in downtown Beijing on October 28, killing five people and injuring another 40. Police have identified the deadly crash as a terrorist attack and detained five suspects.

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