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Senior Party Official Re-appeared after 10 Days of Absence

People’s Daily reported that, on September 12, 2012, He Guoxiang, a Member of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee and Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, visited four media companies. While there, he made remarks, emphasizing the need to study and implement Hu Jintao’s speech made earlier at a forum attended by provincial level Party officials. He also called for further strengthening and improvement of the anti-corruption campaign and training with the goal of creating a favorable environment for the opening of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party.

[Editor’s note: This was the first time in 10 days that He Guoxiang made a public appearance. Since Xi Jinping had not been seen in public since September 1, one of many rumors was that the two had been injured in an automobile accident.]

Source: People’s Daily, September 13, 2012