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New Secretary of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee and President announced

Former President of Tsinghua University, Qiu Yong, was named Secretary of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee, while Wang Xiqin was appointed President of Tsinghua University. Chen Xu, former Secretary of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee, will no longer serve in her post.

The decision was announced by Li Xiaoxin, Deputy Head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, at a meeting held at Tsinghua University on February 25.

Tian Xuejun, a member of the Leading Party Members’Group and Vice Minister of Education, and Sun Meijun, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and Head of the Organization Department of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, attended and addressed the meeting.

Qiu Yong, born in July 1964, is a Member of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress. He is also Vice Chairman of Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee of the 13th National People's Congress and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He has served as Chair of Tsinghua University’s Department of Chemistry. He has also held the following positions: Deputy Dean of the School of Sciences, Vice Chairman of the University Committee of Academic Affairs, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee and Vice President, Executive Deputy Secretary of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee and Vice President, President of Tsinghua University and Deputy Secretary of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee.

Wang Xiqin, born in June 1968, has served as Chair of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Deputy Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology, Director of the Personnel Department and the Human Resources Development Office, Assistant to the President, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee and Vice President, and a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee and Executive Vice President.

Editors: John Olbrich, Li Han

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