Zhengsheng, who emerged as one of top seven members of the
ruling Communist Party, was today elected as chairman of a key
political advisory legislative body, which also entails him to
and other minorities issues. Tibet
62-year-old Yu, till last year headed the powerful
Shanghai branch of the CPC, was elected as the Chairman of the
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC),
taking another step toward completing the once-in-a-decade
CPPCC is a body with 2200 nominated members, 60 per cent
of them were reportedly non CPC members.
Yu ranks number four in the high power seven member CPC
Politburo Standing Committee headed by Party General Secretary
Xi Jinping, which was elected last year at the Party's 18th
Congress last November.
He had the tag being missile man as he was graduated from
automatic control systems of ballistic missiles specialising
in the design of automated missiles.
A loyalist of late reformist leader Deng Xiaoping, Yu
worked as deputy director, Research Institute for Promotion
and Application of Electronic Technology before he was
appointed for various high level political appointments in the
Xi is set to become President succeeding Hu Jintao later
this week. Yu succeeds Jia Qinglin as the CPPCC, Chairman, who
will be retiring along with Hu's team.
National People's Congress (NPC), comprising mostly the CPC
deputies and the CPPCC the advisory body, comprising of
nominated members of sports, cultural and religious fields.
Veteran film star Jackie Chan and last year's Nobel Prize
winner, Mo Yan were nominated to CPPCC today. The CPPCC head
also handles minorities.
Significantly, the former CPC head of
Zhang Qingli Tibet
was elected as secretary-general of CPPCC.
Twenty three vice chairpersons of the 12th CPPCC National
Committee were also chosen who included Zhou Xiaochuan,
governor of the People's Bank of China and four ethnic
Besides turbulence in
over 100 self Tibet
immolations protesting the Chinese rule, Yu also handle the
other volatile minority, the Uygur Muslims of Xinjiang, who
were agitating against the Han Chinese settlements in their
In his recent visit to
the highest Sichuan
of Tibetan self immolations have taken place, Yu said that the
"fight" against the Dalai Lama and his supporters should
continue in order to create favourable social and political
"The fight against the Dalai Lama clique should continue
in order to create a favourable social and political
environment for economic development and the improvement of
people's well-being," Yu said and called on monks and nuns to
be patriotic and observe the law and monastic rules.