A Tibetan woman has been appointed for the first time to the post of Secretary of Communist Party of China (CPC) for the province of Fujian, a state of economic significance for China on Monday. This appointment marked the first minority ethnic woman to be appointed to such an inner sanctum of political decision making.
“Cui Yuying was born in Changle County, Shandong province, but moved to Nyingchi, Tibet, in her youth. She taught elementary school there before enrolling in the department of forestry at the Agriculture and Herders College of Tibet, where she graduated from in 1982. She then went on to complete a study term at the Beijing Forestry University, then returned to Tibet to work in the regional government’s planning department, then the audit and economic planning department.” according to the Wikipedia.
The 58 year old Tibetan woman has long been serving for the Communist Party of China at various capacities and since the year 2002, she has been posted to sub-provincial ranks and then even served as the Vice-Chairperson of the Autonomous Region People’s Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, entering the inner circle of political decision making in Tibet.
In December 2011 she was transferred to Beijing to work for the State Council Information Office as deputy director (vice minister rank), and in January 2015, she was named deputy head of the Central Propaganda Department. Cui was the first ethnic-minority deputy propaganda head in the department’s history, dating back to the 1920s.