Xinhua news agency reported on April 30 that China authority had appointed a new Party chief for the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Shi Taifeng is no longer serves as secretary of the resource-rich Inner Mongolia. He will then be given another position decided by China’s Central Committee.

Sun ShaoCheng will take over this position.

Sun, born in 1960, is from Shandong. He was appointed as an official in the Ministry of Civil Affairs in 1984, and he later became the Vice-Minister. He joined the Chinese Communist Party in 1986.

The 62-year-old Shandong native also spent nearly two years as the vice-governor of his hometown from August 2012 to September 2014. In the consecutive three years, he successively served as a member of the Standing Committee of Shanxi Provincial Party Committee, director of its United Front Work Department, and vice-governor.

In February 2017, Sun Shaocheng returned to the Ministry of Civil Affairs as Executive Deputy Minister. After three months, he served as Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Ministry of Land and Resources. In March 2018, the organization was restructured, and the Ministry of Veterans Affairs was established. Sun Shaocheng served as the first minister and party secretary until he went to Inner Mongolia this time.

His successor Shi is a noted scholar. He used to teach law at the Central Party school for 20 years. During this time, his jobs involved the head of the law department and vice-president of the legal studies school.

He studied at the law school of the University of Amsterdam in 1991.

He also served as party secretary of Suzhou and then Ningxia before taking charge of Inner Mongolia in October 2019.

The restructuring took place ahead of the gathering of the party elite for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. It is generally believed there are frequent personnel changes during this time.

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