Liu Binjie, deputy director of the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) and the National Copyright Administration (NCA), was appointed director yesterday, replacing Long Xinmin.
The 61-year-old Long, who was appointed GAPP director in December 2005, was transferred to the Party History Research Center of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, as deputy director.
Born in 1948 in Changwu, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Liu worked at a school and later two State-owned nonferrous metal companies before he began his four-year studies in economics at the Capital Normal University in Beijing in 1978.
From 1981 to 1994 he worked at the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China and became a standing member of the committee. In 1995 he was appointed assistant to the governor of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, and four years later he became director of the publicity department of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee. In 2002 he was transferred back to Beijing and appointed deputy director of the GAPP and the NCA.
(China Daily April 25, 2007)